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Lab Test Dictionary

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG (FACS) Assay, Spinal Fluid (NMOFC)

Methodology

Flow Cytometry (FC)


Synonyms

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

Specimen Type

CSF

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

2-3 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

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

Test Volume Required

3 mL CSF

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL CSF

Processing Instructions

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


Comments

Ok to send on outpatients and inpatients. AntiMOG (Myelin Oligodendrycyte Glycoprotein) can be done as research on serum only if result is negative and requested by physician with Mayo.


CPT Codes

86255; 86256


Revised

03-06-20

Initials

SL