Neuron Specific Enolase NSE

Method(s) Quantitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Specimen Required
Collect One 6 mL plain red top tube.
Transport 1 mL serum, frozen. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 year (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Unacceptable Conditions Plasma. Hemolyzed samples.
Schedule Mon, Wed, Fri
Billing Code 5010354
CPTCode 86316
Notes

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Serum should be separated from cells immediately to avoid release of NSE from blood cells.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

3.7-8.9 microgram/L

No Appointment Necessary
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