Mannose Binding Lectin

Test investigation

Mannose Binding Lectin

Laboratory offering test

Referral laboratory

Also known as/Frequency of test



Low concentration of MBL is common and can occur in healthy people. MBL deficiencies are associated with an increased risk of infection in early childhood or other immunodeficiency states (e.g. chemotherapy/transplant). The results must be interpreted alongside the patient’s clinical features.

Comments precautions

Discuss with immunology. Referred outside of EPA.

Sample type


Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

4 weeks