Neuromyelitis optica Ab

Keywords: Neuromyelitis optica antibody, Anti aquaporin-4

Specimen:

5 mL of blood in plain tube

Method:

Indirect IF

Reference Interval:

Consult pathologist

Application:

Diagnosis of Neuromyelitis optica.

Interpretation:

In 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.

Reference:

Matiello et al. Current Opinion in Neurology. 2007 20 255-260