Multiple Sclerosis International / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Review Article

Consensus Guidelines for CSF and Blood Biobanking for CNS Biomarker Studies

Table 3

Guidelines for patient information requirement in databases of MS patients.

Item no.(D) Patient information requirement in databases

(a) Basic demographics
(21)(1) date of birth (age if date of birth is not available)
(22)(2) Gender
(23)(3) Ethnicity
(24)(4) Use of drugs, at sampling and year before sampling.
(25)(5) Actual nonneuronal infections, fasting or nonfasting, pregnancy.
(26)(6) Basic CSF analysis (CSF cell count, differential cytology, erythrocyte count, oligoclonal IgG bands (which is at least two bands by definition), albumin ratio, total protein (if albumin is not measured), and IgG index)
(7) Record the methods of routine analysis
(27)(8) The data in the CSF database should be in English and use Standardized International Units

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