Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Assay
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 ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
A negative result does not exclude a diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).
5 - 8 days
- Devic's disease Antibody
- NMO Autoantibody
- NMO/AQP4-IgG CBA
- Optic Neuritis Antibody
- Transverse Myelitis Antibody
Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Include relevant clinical information as well as ordering physician name, telephone number, and mailing address.
If results require further evaluation, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) / Aquaporin-4-IgG, Serum, Titer will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.