#ExistRefRange>Effective August 6, 2012
||Oligoclonal Bands, CSF
||Oligoclonal Bands Number, CSF
||0 - 1 Bands
||This test reports only the number of oligoclonal bands. A patient is considered positive for CSF oligoclonal bands if there are two or more bands in the CSF immunoglobulin region that are not present in the serum. In order to confirm local production of oligoclonal IgG in CSF, a matched serum sample is required. Oligoclonal bands present in CSF, but not in serum, indicate central nervous system production. Oligoclonal bands are performed using isoelectric focusing and immunofixation.
||Oligoclonal Bands Only (Oligoclonal Bands in CSF & Serum)