Test directory: Oligoclonal Bands, CSF

Ordering Code4981
Test NameOligoclonal Bands, CSF
Preferred SpecimenSerum and Cerebral Spinal Fluid
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold) and Cerebral Spinal Fluid Kit Tubes
Other Specimen/ContainerCerebrospinal Fluid in Sterile Container and Serum in
Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume2 mL Serum and 1 mL CSF
Collection InstructionsCSF and serum specimens must be collected within 48 hours of each other. CSF must be crystalline clear.
Handling InstructionsIf CSF is bloody, then centrifuge & aliquot prior to freezing
Serum: Separate and freeze IMMEDIATELY.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 8 Hours
Refrigerated: 5 Days
Frozen: 14 Days
Rejection CriteriaReceived ambient at reference laboratory
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 7 Days
MethodologyIsoelectric Focusing
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Oligoclonal Bands, CSFALLSee report.