Aquaporin - 4 (NMO) Antibody - Serum

Aquaporin - 4 (NMO) Antibody - Serum


This test is used to confirm diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica.

This Test Includes

NMO (Aquaporin 4) Neuromyelitis Optica Antibodies

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Aquaporin - 4 (NMO) Antibody - Serum Test


  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

  • Diagnosis of a neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).
  • Diagnosis of autoimmune AQP4 channelopathy.
  • Diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO).
  • Distinguishing NMOSD from multiple sclerosis early in the course of disease.

What is this test

This test helps to confirm suspected cases of NMO and assist in making a differential diagnosis and identifying the cause of MS-like symptoms in the patient.