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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Anti-NMO (Aquaporin-4) antibodies

Clinical Significance

Diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica

Test Name

Anti-NMO (Aquaporin-4) antibodies

Alternate Name/ Synonym

  • anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies

Test Code

NMOGO

Division

Microbiology-Serology

Method

IIFT

Turn Around Time

1x per week, dictated by demand

Disease/Condition

  • Inflammatory disorders of the CNS, including transverse myelitis, optic neuritis and inflammation of the brainstem and brain

Specimen Type

Serum

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • Serum - 0.5 mL

Storage/Transportation

  • Specimens can be stored at 4ºC for up to 14 days or frozen. Specimens may be shipped on wet ice or on dry ice.

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212