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Oligoclonal Band Profile, CSF & Serum

Mnemonic:    [CSF OLIGO]
Name:    Oligoclonal Band Profile, CSF & Serum
Specimen:    1.5 mL CSF submitted in a sterile container. PLUS 1 mL serum must be submitted together. Serum should be drawn within 48 hours of CSF collection.

Do NOT send out the CSF without the serum sample. They must be assayed together.

ARUP will not run the test on a heparinized sample.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0080440
Note:    Tests included in this profile: IgG Serum & CSF, Albumin Serum & CSF, Albumin Index, CSF IgG/Albumin Ratio, IgG Index, CSF Oligoclonal Bands, CSF IgG Synthesis Rate, Interpretation