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Lab Test Dictionary

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG (FACS) Assay, Serum (NMOFS)


Flow Cytometry (FC)


Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS); AQP; AQP4; Aquaporin; Devic's Antibody; NMO (Neuromyelitis Optica); NMO-IgG; Optica Neuritis Antibody; Transverse Myelitis ANtibody; Vision Loss Antibody; AntiMOG (Myelin Oligodendrycyte Glycoprotein); MOG Antibody

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 6 P.M.

Standard TAT

5-8 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

4-6 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

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

Test Volume Required

3 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

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


Ok to send on outpatients and inpatients. NOTE: AntiMOG (Myelin Oligodendrycyte Glycoprotein) or MOG Antibody is a test that is currently being run in the development part of the Neuroimmunology Laboratory on AQP4-IgG negative results. Clients need to have NMOFS already ordered to request the testing. Please note, this testing is currently only being run on serum samples. The lab has a 28 day retention, but would recommend requesting the MOG testing within 7-14 days of ordering, with an accompan

CPT Codes

86255; 86256