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?
- To diagnose Multiple Sclerosis
- To diagnose other inflammatory conditions and neurological diseases
Preparation for Oligoclonal Bands
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for Oligoclonal Bands
The sample type collected for Oligoclonal Bands is: Blood