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pawsPathologyManual: Aquaporin (AQP4) IgG

Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Aquaporin (AQP4) IgG

Synonyms

Aquaporin IgG, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Evaluation, AQP4/NMO IgG

Test Consists

Interpretive comment, NMO/AQP4-IgG ELISA; if NMO/Aquaporin results are indeterminate, NMO-IgG will be performed at an additional charge

Specimen Requirements

2.0 mL blood

Volume and Container

5.0 mL gold top SST blood tube

Storage and Transport

Serum stored refrigerated until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Critical Values

 

Causes for Rejection

Specimens other than serum, gross hemolysis, lipemia, icteric

Turn Around Time

10-14 business days from time of collection

Availability

Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays

CPT / HCPCS Code

83520

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

40,400,131

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

Establishing the diagnosis of an neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and distinguishing one of these disorders from multiple sclerosis early in the course of disease, allowing early initiation, and maintenance, of optimal therapy

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Schedule

Test performed Monday-Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Request Form

 

Methodology

ELISA, Indirect Immunofluorescence (if appropriate)

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

 

Reference Range

See reference lab report

Limitations and Contraindications

 

Interpretation

 

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref Misc Referral Lab Test, type NMO Eval in Test Name REF

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir