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 Assay Name Cerebrospinal Fluid IgG Oligoclonal bands
 Alternative Name(s) OCB
CSF OCB
 Spec Type See Special Requirements
 Spec Vol 250 uL (minimum)
 Spec Tube/Container Plastic Universal
 Special Requirements CSF and paired serum sample required (serum must be taken within 14 days of CSF in order for lab to be able to interpret result).
 Transport First Class Post
 Contact Lab First? No
 Price Information Contact laboratory on +44 (0) 203 448 3814
 Quality Assurance? UK NEQAS
 Other Information Aids the diagnosis of inflammatory CNS disease, particularly demyelinating syndromes such as MS

 Provider London, UCLH - Neuroimmunology & CSF Lab
 Contact Name Dr Andrew Church
 Address For Specimens Neuroimmunology & CSF Laboratory
Room 917, Institute of Neurology,
Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG
 Country United Kingdom
 Tel. No.  (Voice) +44 20 3448 3814
 Tel. No.  (Fax) +44 20 3448 3797
 E Mail  (click to mail) andrew.church@uclh.nhs.uk
 Accreditation Status Accredited
 Other Information
 Web Site  (click to view) http://www.uclh.nhs.uk