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Test Compendium

6958: OLIGOCLONAL BANDING

Test Code

  • 6958

Test Synonym

  • Oligoclonal Bands, CSF, R6958

Minimum Volume

  • 0.1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • CSF and Serum

Container

  • CSF and Serum, Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Transfer Tube, Sterile Container

Storage

  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 7 days

CPT Codes

  • 83916
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Submit both a CSF(0.5mL) and a Serum(0.5mL) for this test - Room Temp

Additional Information

  • Spinal tap for the CSF - transfer to a sterile plastic tube SST (gel-barrier) or Red Top Tube for the serum Submit both a CSF and a Serum Specimen for this test - Room Temp Collection should be at the same time

Specimen Stability

  • Stability: Room temp - 14 days, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen- 14 days