Neurone specific enolase - serum
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5 mL blood in a plain tube.
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Monitoring progress of neural crest tumours including small cell carcinoma of lung.
The test does not have 100% sensitivity for diagnostic purposes.
If the level is increased prior to surgery or other therapy it can be used to monitor the response to therapy.
Labdenne P and Heikinheimo M. Ann Med 2002; 34(5):316-323.