Oligoclonal bands are present in the CSF of more than 85% of patients with clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS). To distinguish between oligoclonal bands in the CSF due to a peripheral gammopathy and oligoclonal bands due to local production in the CNS, serum and CSF should be tested simultaneously. Oligoclonal bands can however, be observed in a variety of other diseases, e.g., subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, inflammatory polyneuropathy, CNS lupus, and brain tumors and infarctions.
No special preparation is needed for Oligoclonal Band Electrophoresis Csf. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Oligoclonal Band Electrophoresis Csf. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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