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Test ID OLIGS Oligoclonal Banding, Serum


Specimen Required


Only orderable as part of a profile. For more information see:

-OLIG / Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid

-MSP3 / Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Profile, Serum and Spinal Fluid

 

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Useful For

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

 

Determining number of serum oligoclonal bands in order to calculate the number of cerebrospinal fluid-specific bands present

Method Name

Only orderable as part of a profile. For more information see:

-OLIG / Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid

-MSP3 / Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Profile, Serum and Spinal Fluid

 

Isoelectric Focusing (IEF) with IgG Immunoblot Detection

Reporting Name

Serum Bands

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values

Only orderable as part of a profile. For more information see:

-OLIG / Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid

-MSP3 / Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Profile, Serum and Spinal Fluid

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

2 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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.

CPT Code Information

83916

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
OLIGS Serum Bands In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
2783 Serum Bands In Process

NY State Approved

Yes

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL