KFLC Index utility in multiple sclerosis diagnosis: Further confirmation

M. Pieri, M. Storto, S. Pignalosa, R. Zenobi, F. Buttari, S. Bernardini, D. Centonze, M. Dessi

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Abstract

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis is based on dissemination of focal lesions in time and space. The free light chains (FLCs) determination might be a sensitive alternative to oligoclonal bands assay. The study aim was to redefine sensitivity, specificity of the kFLC Index cut-off. We analyzed serum and cerebrospinal fluid of 176 patients, with different neurological disorders. We obtained a cut off of 12,3 for kFLC Index with a sensitivity and specificity of 93% and 100% respectively. Our data confirm that the kFLC Index is a valid tool in the diagnosis of MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Volume309
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2017

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Multiple Sclerosis
Oligoclonal Bands
Sensitivity and Specificity
Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Light
Serum

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Free light chain
  • kFLC Index
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nephelometric assay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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KFLC Index utility in multiple sclerosis diagnosis : Further confirmation. / Pieri, M.; Storto, M.; Pignalosa, S.; Zenobi, R.; Buttari, F.; Bernardini, S.; Centonze, D.; Dessi, M.

In: Journal of Neuroimmunology, Vol. 309, 15.08.2017, p. 31-33.

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Pieri, M. ; Storto, M. ; Pignalosa, S. ; Zenobi, R. ; Buttari, F. ; Bernardini, S. ; Centonze, D. ; Dessi, M. / KFLC Index utility in multiple sclerosis diagnosis : Further confirmation. In: Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2017 ; Vol. 309. pp. 31-33.
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