Neuron-specific enolase, serum

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Neuron-specific enolase, serum-8560

  
Neuron-specific enolase, serum
  
8560
  
LAB8560
  
NES
  
NSE enolase
  
  • A follow-up marker in patients with NSE-secreting tumors of any type.
  • An auxiliary test in the diagnosis of SCLC.
  • An auxiliary test in the diagnosis of carcinoids, islet cell tumors and neuroblastomas.
  • An auxiliary tool in the assessment of comatose patients
  
Serum
  
  
0.5 mL
  
0.3 mL
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a Screw cap transfer vial/tube (Mayo T465), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  
  

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a Screw cap transfer vial/tube (Mayo T465), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient (OK) - 7 days

Frozen - NO

  
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (NSE): R-MM
  
Mo - Sa
  
1 - 2 days
  

Homogeneous time-resolved Fluorescence (HTRF)

  

≤ 15 ng/mL

Serum markers are not specific for malignancy, and values may vary by method

  
83520
  
07/20/2010
  
10/16/2018
  
05/01/2020