Neuromyelitis optica antibodies (anti aquaporin-4)

Last updated: Tuesday, 21, April, 2009
Item Process
Specimen5mls of blood in plain tube
MethodIndirect IF
Reference Interval
Consult pathologist
ApplicationDiagnosis of Neuromyelitis Optica
InterpretationIn combination with appropriate clinical and radiological findings, the presence of these antibodies in serum favours the diagnosis of Neuromyelitis Optica as opposed to Multiple Sclerosis
ReferenceMatiello et al Current Opinion in Neurology 2007 20 255-260