I have been reading all of your excellent info on O-bands - thank you! I just picked up my LP results and see that theO-Banding has come back as abnormal. My Serum IgG was within the reference range, but the IgG CSF (9.0), IgG Index (1.85), IgG/Albumin Ratio (0.5), CSF O-Bands number (14), and IgG Synthesis rate (30) are all high. The O-Banding result says Positive even though the reference says Negative (notes state no bands in the serum).
I don't have my MRI results back yet to see if there are changes from last autumn when I was tested following a 2nd round of Cranial Sixth Nerve Palsy. That will, I imagine, be the other piece of the puzzle.
My question is about elevated WBCs. Range goes up to 5/uL and my test showed 12/uL. 98% Lymphocytes CSF and 2% Mono/Macros CSF. I have tried to research what other possibilities may produce O-bands + elevated WBCs, but nothing that seems fitting for my circumstance is showing up.
Any references that you recommend reading before I get all the results from my neuro? Can CSF WBCs be up because of viral illness not related to the CNS?
Thank you so much. I was shocked to see the results, but it was my choice to see them before the doc...so Im just trying to arm myself with information.