NMO Antibodies


Test Information

Test Name

NMO Antibodies

Synonyms

Aquaporin antibodies; Neuromyelitis optica IgG; NMO IgG; AQP; Devic's Disease; Optic-Spinal Multiple Sclerosis

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

3 days


Collection Information

Preparation

  • All patients referred for NMO antibody testing must have gone through either a Neurology or Ophthalmology review. Testing will be deferred on all specimens where it is unclear if a review has occurred. In this setting, direct discussion for approval of testing with a laboratory-based Clinical Immunologist must occur.

Processing Information

Registration Code

NMOG

Alternative Specimen

Plain tube


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (Via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Send separated serum under standard cool pack refrigeration conditions

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