Test Catalog

Test ID: MSP3    
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Profile, Serum and Spinal Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosing multiple sclerosis, especially helpful in patients with equivocal clinical or radiological findings

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
KCSFPKappa Free Light Chain, CSFYes, (KCSF)Yes
XSRMAdditional sample for reflex OLIGSNoYes

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
OLIGSSerum BandsYes, (Order OLIG, submit CSF and Serum)No
OLIGCCSF BandsYes, (Order OLIG, submit CSF and Serum)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Kappa free light chain will be performed by nephelometry on all samples. When kappa free light chain results are 0.0600 mg/dL or more, the oligoclonal banding tests will be performed at an additional charge. If the time of testing exceeds the specimen stability for oligoclonal banding tests only kappa free light chain will be performed. Kappa free light chain will only be performed up to specimen stability.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

KCSFP: Nephelometry

OLIGC, OLIGS: Isoelectric Focusing (IEF) with IgG Immunoblot Detection

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Multiple Sclerosis Profile

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Cerebrospinal fluid Free Light Chain
Free Light Chain, cerebrospinal fluid
Free Light Chain, spinal fluid
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Oligoclonal Banding
Spinal fluid Free Light Chain