NMO Antibodies

Test Information

Test Name

NMO Antibodies


Aquaporin antibodies; Neuromyelitis optica IgG; NMO IgG; AQP; Devic's Disease; Optic-Spinal Multiple Sclerosis; AQP4

Preferred Specimen

Extra SST

Testing Location


Turn Around Time

3 days

Collection Information


  • 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


Alternative Specimen

Plain tube



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External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (Via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Send separated serum under standard cool pack refrigeration conditions

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