Days Set Up
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Analytic Time

4 - 7 days

MiChart Code
NMO/AQP4-IgG CBA, CSF (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Devic's Disease Antibody
NMO Autoantibody
Transverse Myelitis Antibody
Opic Neuritis Antibody

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Assay

Test Usage

Establishing the diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and related disorders (e.g., relapsing transverse myelitis or relapsing optic neuritis) and distinguishing these disorders from multiple sclerosis early in the course of the disease.

Reference Range


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect CSF specimen and refrigerate. Include relevant clinical information as well as ordering physician name, telephone number, and mailing address.

Normal Volume
3 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
2 mL CSF

Billing Information

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.