Myelin Basic Protein, CSF

Abbrev Code:MBPAN   
Order Code:LAB190Order Name:Myelin Basic Protein CSF
Methodology:Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Codes: 83873 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.3 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Alternate Containers: 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.

Hemolysis is associated with falsely elevated levels of MBP.

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