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Oligoclonal Bands

Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
See collection instructions
Container
See collection instructions
Additional Collection Instructions

Collect 1 - 2 mL CSF in sterile CSF tube + 5 mL blood into a PLAIN tube.

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes
Oligoclonal bands are not present in normal CSF.
Frequency
Monday - Friday
Reference Interval
CSF Total protein:  < 0.45 g/L