Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Hemolysed specimens not acceptable.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 24 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 3 months
Comment: NSE is high in platelets and RBC, therefore plasma and hemolysed specimens are unacceptable. Samples received on holidays will be reported in next schedule/next working day.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: This assay is used as a followup marker in patients with NSE secreting tumors of any type. It is an auxillary tool in the diagnosis of Small Cell lung carcinoma (SCLS), Carcinoid tumors, Islet cell tumors & Neuroblastomas. It also helps in the assessment of comatose patients.
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required