Not recommended for the workup of suspected multiple sclerosis. Preferred test is Oligoclonal Band Profile (0080440).
Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Transport 1 mL CSF. (Min: 0.3 mL) Avoid hemolysis. If CSF is bloody, centrifuge the sample and separate supernatant from cells prior to freezing the sample.
CSF should be free from contamination with blood. Hemolysis is associated with falsely-elevated levels of MBP.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 weeks (Avoid freeze/thaw cycles)
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0080515||Myelin Basic Protein||2638-5|