Myelin Basic Protein, CSF

Useful For:
The concentration of MBP is often increased in patients with demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis and may be increased in patients with head injury, CNS trauma, tumor, stroke, and vira encephalitis.

Methodology: Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Specimen Requirements: 1.2 ml of spinal fluid (minimum 0.5 mL) collected in a screw-capped, sterile container supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

Analytical Time:
5 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Information:
83873 –

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