CSF oligoclonal bands

 

Alternative names, keywords

OCB, CSF IgG

Samples required

3 mL CSF in plain universal container

and

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube). A paired blood is essential for this test.

 

4th CSF sample from lumbar puncture requested - click here for CSF collection instructions.

Please DO NOT use a Vacuette® tube for CSF as the additives can make it unsuitable for analysis.

Test indications

Used to detect immunological response in CSF. Present in MS, neurosyphilis and other disorders.

Reference range

Reported as positive or negative.

Includes CSF IgG.

Turnaround time

2 weeks

Enquiries

Biochemistry (Automation)