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Aquaporin 4 (NMO)

Test Name

Aquaporin 4 (NMO)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top (SST) tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions: Specimen must be labelled properly. Sperate as soon and possible and send refrigrated.

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected. Avoid repeat freeze/Thaw cycles.

Stability: Stable 6hrs at room temperature refrigerated for 14 days 2-8°C and frozen at or below -20°C for 30 days.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7-10 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Negative

Test Code

AQP4

Methodology

Indirect immunofluorescence (IFA) on fixed transfected cells

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROSJ03)

Other Information

Last Updated: November 07, 2019