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93893: Aquaporin-4 Antibody (IgG), CBA Print View
Aquaporin-4 Ab (IgG), CBA CBA-IFA     

PRIMARY
1 Serum Red Top 0.5 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  CSF 0.5 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

Antibody to Aquaporin 4 causes neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system often confused diagnostically with multiple sclerosis (MS) and/or transverse myelitis. NMO causes optic neuritis and transverse myelitis. Early discrimination between MS and NMO is important, as optimum treatment for both diseases may differ considerably.
Setup Schedule
Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
7 days

CPT Code
86255

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Serum Separator Tube Methodology: CBA-IFA






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