Neuron Specific Enolase (NSE)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 7-10 Business days

Methodology:Immunoassay (IA)

Description: Detection of NSE with antibodies can be used to identify neuronal cells and cells with neuroendocrine differentiation. NSE is produced by small cell carcinomas which are neuroendocrine in origin. NSE is therefore a useful tumor marker for lung cancer patients. Patients with neuroblastomas may also have high levels of NSE. Serum NSE can be used to monitor recurrence or progression of tumor in these cancer patients.

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.