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Neuron specific enolase

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB4228

 

Methodology: 

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

5-10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Transport: Room temperature.
Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: NSE is useful in monitoring disease progression and therapy in patients with small cell lung cancer and neuroendocrine tumors, such as neuroblastoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma and pheochromocytoma, and other malignancies such as pancreatic islet cell carcinoma.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=34476

CPT Code(s): 

86316

Last Changed: 

8/28/2017 7:03:38

Last Reviewed: 

8/28/2017 7:03:38