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Lab Test Dictionary

CNS Demylinating Disease Evaluation, Serum (CDS1)


Flow Cytometry


NMO/AQP4; MOG; ADEM; Aquaporin; Devic's Antibody; Neuromyelitis Optica, NMO-IgG; Optic Neuritis Antibody; Transverse Myelitis Antibody; Vision Loss Antibody

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

Standard TAT

7-10 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

4-6 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

For optimal antibody detection, it is recommended to collect blood before initiation of immunosuppressant medication.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 28 Days (Preferred); Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross Hemolysis, Gross Lipemia, Gross Icterus.

Test Volume Required

3 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Order in Mayolink and send with Mayo courier Monday-Friday.

Included Tests

CNS Demyelinating Disease Interp, NMO/AQP4 FACS, MOG FACS. Reflex Test: NMO/AQP4 FACS Titer and MOG FACS Titer.

CPT Codes

86053,86363;86053-Titer (if appropriate)(x2)