Isoelectric Focusing (IEF) with IgG Immunoblot Detection
CSF Olig Bands Interpretation: <4 bands. A finding of 4 or more cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-specific bands (i.e., bands that are present in CSF but are absent in serum) is consistent with multiple sclerosis. The presence of oligoclonal band is unrelated to disease activity.
Increased intrathecal Ig synthesis may occur in other infammatory CSF diseases and, therefore, this assay is not specfic for MS.
2 - 4 days
- CSF Gamma Globulin Banding
- Electrophoresis, CSF
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- O Bands
- Protein Electrophoresis, CSF
- OLIGOCLONAL BANDS - CSF
- OLI BAND
- MS Profile
Collect both blood and CSF; specimens must be collected within 1 week of each other. Collect blood in an SST tube and aliquot serum into a plastic vial. Refrigerate serum and CSF specimens.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.