Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Neuron Specific Enolase Order Code : 11049R
Note: This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH.
Synonyms: NSE
Specimen Type: Serum
Container Type: Red-top tube (Plain) no additive
Required Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5 mL
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Standard Run Times: Mon, Wed, Fri
Turnaround Time: 3-6 days
Special Handling: Frozen. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature.  Separate serum from cells ASAP.  Serum should be separated from cells immediately to avoid release of NSE from blood cells. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
CPT Codes: 86316
SHC EPIC Code: LAB11049R
Causes For Rejection: Plasma. Hemolyzed specimens.
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Neurology
Sendout Lab: ARUP Laboratories