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ID:784 Aquaporin 4 antibodies
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DescriptionPresence of antibodies associated with neuromyelitis optica (Devic's syndrome). Only indicated for neurology patients.
Additional InfoNeuromyelitis optica is a severe inflammatory demyelinating disease that affects optic nerves and spinal cord without affecting the brain. Aquaporin 4 has been dentified a major NMO antigen. Samples received without a complete Diagnostic and Advisory Service for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) referral form will not be referred for this test. Samples will be retained in the Immunology Laboratory.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationAutoantibodies to aquaporin-4 are found in >80% of NMO patients and around 50% of patients with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. They are infrequent in patients with optic neuritis without spinal cord involvement.

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Ref. Range Notes Positive/negative
Units - Not Defined -

IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT28 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT28 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : BD. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:19:51. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:19:51.