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



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