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.
Submit With Order
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: 28 days; Frozen: 28 days  
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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Aliases
  • AQP
  • AQP4
  • Aquaporin (-4)
  • Devic's Disease Antibody
  • Optic Neuritix Antibody
  • Optic-Spinal MS Antibody
  • Transverse Myelitis Antibody
  • Vision Loss Antibody

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