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Alias Names:NSE
Methodology:Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Edit Date:6/11/2010
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released:1 - 4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code:86316-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling:Allow to clot completely at ambient temperature, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Freeze. Serum should be separated from cells immediately to avoid release of NSE from blood cells. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability:24 hours refrigerated or 1 year frozen. Unstable ambient.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL serum
Transport:Frozen on dry ice.
Comments:This assay is performed using the CanAg® Neuron Specific Enolase EIA. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably.
Rejection Criteria:Plasma; hemolysis.
Reference Range:
3.7-8.9 µg/L