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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Neuron-specific Enolase
Code  NSE.
CPT Code  86316
Last Modified  
Test Name  Neuron Specific Enolase.
Synonyms  NSE, NSE Enolase
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Whole blood
Tube  Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Collection Volume  RED (4.0 mL), Gold (3.5 mL)
Storage  Refrigerate
Routine TAT  
Days Test Performed  
Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  140624 Neuron-specific Enolase, Serum
Clinical Use  
Reference Range  
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Serum
Min Lab Testing Volume  1.0 (0.3) mL
Special Handling  Transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube as quickly as possible after the clot has formed (within 30 minutes of collection).
Lab Notes  Values obtained with different assay methods should not be used interchangeably in serial testing. It is recommended that only one assay method be used consistently to monitor each patient's course of therapy. This procedure does not provide serial monitoring; it is intended for one-time use only.
Methodology  EIA - Enzyme Immunoassay
Limitations  Causes for Rejection: Hemolysis; plasma specimen; recently administered isotopes

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