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Test ID OLIG Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid

Useful For

Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; especially useful in patients with equivocal clinical presentation and radiological findings

Method Name

Isoelectric Focusing (IEF) with IgG Immunoblot Detection

Reporting Name

Oligoclonal Banding

Specimen Type

CSF
Serum


Specimen Required


Both serum and spinal fluid are required. Spinal fluid must be obtained within 1 week of serum collection.

 

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge and aliquot serum within 2 hours of collection.

2. Label specimen as serum.

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as spinal fluid.


Specimen Minimum Volume

Serum, Spinal Fluid: 0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

CSF Oligoclonal Bands Interpretation: <2 bands

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83916 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
OLIG Oligoclonal Banding In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8017 CSF Bands 49852-7
2783 Serum Bands In Process
23611 CSF Olig Bands Interpretation In Process

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
OLIGS Serum Bands No Yes
OLIGC CSF Bands No Yes

Report Available

2 to 3 days

NY State Approved

Yes