Myelin Basic Protein, CSF

Sunquest Code:MBPAN  
Epic Code:LAB190Epic Name:Myelin Basic Protein CSF
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.3 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:If CSF is bloody, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.3 mL minimum supernatant prior to freezing sample . Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:80515 (MBP)


Reference Range:0.00 - 5.50 ng/mL
Use:Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis within 5 days of onset of neurologic symptoms. To determine whether an SM patient is having an active demyelinating episode. To determine whether active demyelination is occurring in patients being treated by intrathecal chemotherapy or radiation therapy for neoplastic diseases involving the central nervous system. To diagnose acute brain tissue destruction in children including newborns. To assess the efficacy of potential treatments for MS. Also see Oligoclonal Bands.

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