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Test ID: NMOCC    
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG Cell-Binding Assay, CSF

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

CSF

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Additional Information: Include relevant clinical information, name, phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address (if applicable) of ordering physician.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Test Request Form (T732) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/neurology-request-form.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild reject; Gross reject

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
CSFRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 72 hours