2 - 5 days
CSF, Myelin Basic Protein
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Spinal Fluid, Myelin Basic Protein
MYELIN BASIC PROTEIN, CSF
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The most common indication for ordering the MBP test is in the differential diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Elevated concentrations of MBP in the CSF is only an indication of demyelination, which can occur in clinical contexts other than MS. Therefore, elevated concentration of MBP in the CSF should not be considered as a diagnostic marker for MS. Recent revisions to the diagnostic criteria for MS include CSF oligoclonal IgG bands and/or increased IgG index, but not MBP measurements.
0.0 - 5.50 ng/mL
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Place CSF in a clean plastic screw capped tube or container and freeze.