Neuron Specific Enolase (NSE) Test

NSE


Test Code: 140624
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Neuron Specific Enolase (NSE) Test 

This test measures levels of Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE) in the blood.  NSE is an enzyme which is secreted by certain types of tumors.  NSE is most commonly used to aid in diagnosing or monitoring treatment for Small Cell Carcinoma, an aggressive form of lung cancer which typically affects smokers.  Measuring NSE levels can help to determine how quickly the cancer is growing and help to predict how well a person will respond to treatment.  NSE may be elevated in other forms of cancer such as Neuroblastoma as well.  This test is not recommended for use as a screen for cancer.

An NSE test is typically ordered when a person has been diagnosed with Small Cell Carcinoma or other forms of cancer to help determine how far along the disease is or how well a person is responding to treatment.

Turnaround for this test is typically 6-12 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Neuron Specific Enolase (NSE) Test

NSE


Test Code: 34476
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Neuron Specific Enolase (NSE) Test 

This test measures levels of Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE) in the blood.  NSE is an enzyme which is secreted by certain types of tumors.  NSE is most commonly used to aid in diagnosing or monitoring treatment for Small Cell Carcinoma, an aggressive form of lung cancer which typically affects smokers.  Measuring NSE levels can help to determine how quickly the cancer is growing and help to predict how well a person will respond to treatment.  NSE may be elevated in other forms of cancer such as Neuroblastoma as well.  This test is not recommended for use as a screen for cancer.

An NSE test is typically ordered when a person has been diagnosed with Small Cell Carcinoma or other forms of cancer to help determine how far along the disease is or how well a person is responding to treatment.

Turnaround for this test is typically 6-12 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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