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Test Code
Container TypeRed top tube (plain)
Supply Item Numberpicture1372
Specimen TypeSerum
Preferred Volume1 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume0.5 mL
Specimen ProcessingAllow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells immediately to avoid release of NSE from blood cells. Transfer serum to a standard PAML aliquot tube and freeze
Store and TransportFrozen - Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
StabilityRoom Temp Unacceptable  Refrigerated 1 day  Frozen (-20 °C) 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Unacceptable ConditionPlasma or hemolyzed specimens
CPT Codes86316
Interface Order Code86316.Z8
Billing CodeNSEN
Test ScheduleMon, Wed, Fri
Turnaround Time2-4 days
MethodQuantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Reference Ranges
Neuron Specific Enolase3.7-8.9ug/L
This assay is performed using the CanAG Neuron Specific Enolase Enzyme Immunoassay.
Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably.
Compliance RemarksThis test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o86316.Z8Neuron Specific Enolase
r86316.Z8Neuron Specific Enolase86316.Z8Neuron Specific Enolaseug/L115060-7