NSE - Overview: Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: NSE    
Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE), Serum

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

A follow-up marker in patients with neuron-specific enolase-secreting tumors of any type


An auxiliary test in the diagnosis of small cell lung carcinoma


An auxiliary test in the diagnosis of carcinoids, islet cell tumors and neuroblastomas


An auxiliary tool in the assessment of comatose patients

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

Homogeneous Time-Resolved Fluorescence

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


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

Neuron Specific Enolase, S

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

NSE Enolase