Myelin Basic Protein
Label Mnemonic: MBP
Epic Lab Code: LAB3669
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
CSF
Specimen Instructions:
CSF should be free from contamination with blood. Hemolysis is associated with falsely-elevated levels of MBP.
Collection Medium:
CSF collection kit
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL CSF
Absolute Minimum: 0.3 mL CSF
Avoid hemolysis. If CSF is bloody, centrifuge the sample and separate supernatant from cells prior to freezing the sample.
Rejection Criteria:
Hemolysis
Testing Schedule:
1-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
0.00-5.50 ng/mL
Comments:
CSF should be free from contamination with blood. Hemolysis is associated with falsely-elevated levels of MBP.
Methodology:
Chemilluminescent Immunoassay
CPT Code:
83873