NMOFC - Overview: Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Assay, Spinal Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

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

 

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
NMOTCNMO/AQP4 FACS Titer, CSFNoNo

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, NMOTC / Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Assay Titer, Spinal Fluid 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, CSF

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