Days Set Up
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Analytic Time

5 - 8 days

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

Test Updated:


Devic's disease Antibody
NMO Autoantibody
Optic Neuritis Antibody
Transverse Myelitis 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 Onsite

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube.

Collection Offsite

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.

Red Top Tube
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 mL serum
Minimum Volume
2 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
Pro Fee Code

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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.