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Mannose Binding Lectin Blood Test

A mannose binding lectin (MBL) blood test measures the levels of this protein in your blood. Abnormal mannose binding lectin concentrations may be found in people with infectious and autoimmune disorders.


Test Code: 004900

Also Known As: MBL

Methodology: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using microwells coated with the unique monoclonal antibody to capture MBL via an epitope near its carbohydrate-binding site. Bound MBL is detected with the same antibody that has been labeled with biotin.

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 5-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Mannose Binding Lectin (MBL) 

Order a mannose binding lectin (MBL) blood test to measure the levels of this protein in your blood. Mannose binding lectin (MBL) is a protein produced in the liver and secreted into the blood as an important element of your immune system. Abnormal mannose binding lectin concentrations may be found in people with infectious and autoimmune disorders.

Who should get tested? 

Mannose-binding lectin testing can be helpful in aiding your healthcare provider to diagnosing immune system deficiencies or evaluating the response of medication therapies for people with compromised immune systems. This test may be helpful if you have spoken with your healthcare provider and have decided this testing is right for you.

What will my test results tell me? 

Your test results may help your healthcare provider in evaluating your risk for infectious or autoimmune disorders. Be sure to share your results with your healthcare provider so they can help you determine the next steps in your care. 

Are there any risks involved in getting this test? 

There is no risk involved in getting this test. You will be asked to give a blood sample at the lab. 

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