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Test Code OLIGO Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid

Important Note

Serum and spinal fluid are required for this test

Test Code: OLIGO -  will trigger reflex add-on of CSF IgG Index


Includes index, oligoclonal bands, and synthesis rate. and CSF interpretation

Additional Codes

Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) Orderable:  

Oligoclonal Bands, CSF

AllScripts (AEHR) Orderable: 

Oligoclonal Bands, CSF

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories


Isoelectric focusing-Sebia

Specimen Requirements

Serum and spinal fluid are required for this test.



Container/Tube:  Gold-top tube(s) or plain, red-top tube(s)

Specimen:  0.5 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:

Note:  Indicate serum on request form.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).


Spinal Fluid

 Container/Tube: Screw-capped, sterile vial

Specimen: 3 mL of spinal fluid (1 mL min) 

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Stability:   7 Days Refrigerated

                   1 month Frozen

Note:   Label specimen appropriately (spinal fluid).

Reference Values

Oligoclonal Bands Absent

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 5300847