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Test Code NSE Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE), Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic screw-top aliquot tube

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

≤15 ng/mL

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

CPT Code Information

83520

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus Reject

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Method Name

Homogeneous Time-Resolved Fluorescence

Secondary ID

80913