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Oligoclonal Bands

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Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is Oligoclonal Bands?

Oligoclonal Bands test is a test that is conducted on an individual to detect inflammation-related proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid. The cerebrospinal fluid is a clear fluid that is present around the brain and the spinal cord. This test requires that a sample of cerebrospinal fluid be collected and for this purpose, a lumbar puncture is generally made to collect it.

Why is Oligoclonal Bands done?

  1. To diagnose Multiple Sclerosis
  2. To diagnose other inflammatory conditions and neurological diseases

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With a decade of experience under its belt, Oncquest is known for its excellence in Clinical Diagnostics. From its first avatar as an R&D focused entity, Oncquest has evolved into a reference laboratory in the field of Oncology, and more recently into a multi-platform Pathology Services provider with a core focus in Molecular Pathology and Surgical Pathology Services. Its logistic capabilities and geographical spread makes Oncquest an ideal associate for clinical activities in India. Oncquest’s...
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