Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG (AQP4), CSF
2008593
 
Ordering Recommendation
Use in conjunction with serum autoantibody tests in the diagnosis of Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) and NMO spectrum disorders.
Mnemonic
NMO CSF
Methodology
Qualitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-6 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
86255
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2008594Neuromyelitis Optica/AQP4-IgG, CSF
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Cross References
  • AQP
  • AQP4
  • Aquaporin (-4)
  • Devic's Disease Antibody
  • Optic Neuritix Antibody
  • Optic-Spinal MS Antibody
  • Transverse Myelitis Antibody
  • Vision Loss Antibody
Performed at Mayo