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1557: Oligoclonal Bands Print View
Oligoclonal Bands in CSF IEF  No bands   

PRIMARY
1 CSF 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
2 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Diagnose diseases of the central nervous system including meningitis, tumor, syphilis, and multiple sclerosis. Generally the presence of 2 or more bands in CSF with comparable intensity in comparison to serum are considered clinically significant.

Both CSF and Serum are required for testing, but results are reported
for CSF only.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
83916

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
This is the method of choice for analytically sensitive detection of oligoclonal immunoglobulins.






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