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Myelin Basic Protein

Components

Name Method Department Units
Myelin Basic Protein Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Send Out ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

CSF

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

CSF tube

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen

Comments

MBP is falsely increased with hemolysis. CSF should be free from contamination with blood, if possible.

CPT Code

  • 83873