Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended for the workup of suspected multiple sclerosis. Preferred test is Oligoclonal Band Profile (0080440).

Mnemonic
MBP
Methodology

Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

CSF.

Specimen Preparation

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.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolysis.

Remarks

CSF should be free from contamination with blood. Hemolysis is associated with falsely-elevated levels of MBP.

Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 weeks (Avoid freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

0.00-5.50 ng/mL

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83873

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0080515 Myelin Basic Protein 2638-5
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Aliases
  • MBP
Myelin Basic Protein