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Myelin Basic Protein, CSF

Mnemonic:    [CSF MBP]
Name:    Myelin Basic Protein, CSF
Specimen:    1 mL CSF submitted in a sterile container. If the CSF is bloody, centrifuge the sample and send non-hemolyzed supernatant. Hemolysis causes falsely elevated levels of MPB.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0080515
  Method:    Radioimmunoassay
Processing Info:    Centrifuge bloody CSF.