Oligoclonal Banding, CSF and Serum

Methodology: Isoelectric Focusing

Specimen Requirements:
1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum) AND a minimum of 0.5 mL of spinal fluid collected in a screw-capped, sterile container supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate serum and spinal fluid after collection.

• Both serum and spinal fluid are required for complete analysis.
• It is preferred that the collection date and time be the same for both specimens. Serum can be drawn within 8 hours of the CSF, but this is not recommended.

Analytical Time:
6 days

Days Set Up: Wednesday

CPT Information:
83916 –