I'm new at this but I have just received the results for my Lumbar Puncture. I have 4 analytes that are out of range. MBP CSF = 3.13, Albumin CSF = 76, Igg CSF = 7.8, Protein CSF = 104, and last but not least CSF Oligoclonal bands are negative!!!! What does this mean ... do I have ALS???
Is there a reason why you think it could be? If you could let us know about your current situation and possibly past medical history we could understand why you're suspecting this disease?
As RedFlame and jensequitur said, 0-bands help with the diagnosis but it is not the end all be all to truly make one. In fact, it is said that 10% of people with MS are negative for 0-bands. So with that said, there has to be other factors that could contribute to the diagnosis of MS.
However, MS is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning your doctor is going to test you for other diseases that mimic MS first. I'm just curious as to why you think ALS though. Are you having muscle fasciculations (twitching?)
Again, welcome to the forums and hope to hear from you again!
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