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Esterase, Non-Specific Cytochemical Stain Only
2013277
Ordering Recommendation

Use to identify cells of monocytic derivation and in the work up of acute myeloid leukemia.

Mnemonic
NSE SO
Methodology
Cytochemical Stain
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), Green (Lithium Heparin), or Green (Sodium Heparin). Also acceptable: Heparinized Bone Marrow Aspirate. 
Specimen Preparation
Blood: Protect from light. Transport 5 mL whole blood AND 6 unfixed, air-dried, and  unstained  push smears made from the blood submitted. (Min: 1 mL AND 6 unfixed smears).
OR Bone Marrow: Protect from light.
Transport 1 mL heparinized aspirate AND 6 unfixed, air-dried, and unstained bone marrow aspirate smears. (Min: 0.5 mL AND 6 unfixed smears). 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Specimens should be received within 24 hours of collection; testing must be performed within 48 hours of collection. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Peripheral blood smears older than one year. Anticoagulated  blood or bone marrow sent without well-prepared unfixed  smears older than 48 hours. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Note
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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2013278Esterase Nonspec Cytochem Stain Only
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Aliases
  • Non-Specific Esterase (stain and return)
  • NSE
  • NSE Butyrate (technical only)