Test Details

Mnemonic

OBAND

Ordering Code

3008135

CPT-4 Code(s)

83916

Specimen Information

Collect

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Serum separtor tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL CSF in a screw capped plastic vial. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial. Both specimens required.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Electrophoresis
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Reference Range

Interpretive report
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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