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Esterase, Non-Specific Cytochemical Stain Only (INACTIVE as of 08/20/18)
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
Further information on how to make an adequate slide, in the form of an instructional video, can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca3NwrlpS40&feature=youtube
Hotline History
N/A
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)