NMOFS - Overview: Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Assay, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: NMOFS    
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Assay, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of a neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)

 

Diagnosis of autoimmune AQP4 channelopathy

 

Diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO)

 

Distinguishing NMOSD from multiple sclerosis early in the course of disease

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
NMOTSNMO/AQP4 FACS Titer, SNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When the results of this assay require further evaluation, NMOTS / Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Titer Assay, Serum will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Flow Cytometry

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

No

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

NMO/AQP4 FACS, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

AQP
AQP4
Aquaporin
Devic's Antibody
NMO (Neruomyelitis Optica)
NMO-IgG
Optic Neuritis Antibody
Transverse Myelitis Antibody
Vision Loss Antibody