Ordering Recommendation

Use as a tumor marker for evaluation of neuroendocrine tumors.

Mnemonic
NSE
Methodology

Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Plain Red.

Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma. Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

3.7-8.9 µg/L

Interpretive Data

This assay is performed using the CanAg® Neuron Specific Enolase Enzyme Immunoassay. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably. Results cannot be interpreted as absolute evidence of the presence or absence of malignant disease.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86316

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0098198 Neuron Specific Enolase 15060-7
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Aliases
  • NSE
Neuron Specific Enolase