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Test Code NSESF Neuron Specific Enolase, CSF

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB3290

Quest: 39239

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: CSF

Collection Container/Type: Sterile vial

Submission Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Separate from cells within 1 hour of collection.
  2. Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to a standard transport tube.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range

≤ 21.5 ng/mL

Rejection Due To


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Morning

Report Available

Next day

Clinical Significance

Use to detect neuron specific enolase, which may be a
nonspecific marker of neuronal damage.

Method Name

Quantitative Immunoassay

CPT Code(s)


Performing Laboratory

500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108