Neuron Specific Enolase, Serum


Sunquest Code:NSPENL  
Epic Code:LAB6763Epic Name:Neuron Specific Enolase
Synonyms:NSE
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:86316
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been approved or cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Causes for Rejection:Plasma. Any hemolysis is unacceptable.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL minimum immediately to avoid release of NSE from blood cells. Any hemolysis is unacceptable. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen
Stability:24 hours refrigerated; 1 year frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:98198


Interpretive

Reference Range:

3.7 - 8.9 µg/L

This assay is performed using the CanAg® Nueron Specific Enolase Enzyme Immunoassay. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably.

 



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