Diseases Associated With Myelin Sheath Deterioration

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Definition

CSF myelin basic protein is a test to measure the level of myelin basic protein (MBP) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the clear liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

MBP is found in the material that covers many of your nerves.


How the test is performed

A sample of spinal fluid is needed. For information on how this is done, see: Lumbar puncture


How the test will feel

For detailed information, see the article on lumbar puncture.


Why the test is performed

This test is done to see...

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