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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeNMO
Method

Indirect immunofluorescence using transfected HEK cell line.

Serum is screened at 1:10

CSF is screened neat.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

NMO is part of the NMOSD (NMO spectrum disorder) together with MOG antibodies.

NMO & MOG antibodies are performed on a dual testing system. Requests for NMO will also have MOG testing performed & reported.

External Price$239.98(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenSerum - 1ml aliquot or 5ml clotted blood. (Red)
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Immunology
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0414 | x80414
Turnaround Time2 weeks
Interpretation

Negative NMO-IgG does not exclude the presence of a neuromyelitis optica (NMO)-related disease. NMO-IgG has a sensitivity and specificity of 60-75% and 90-99% respectively for NMO-related diseases (Jacob et al., J Neuroimmunology 187:126-138, 2007) 


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