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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

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