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Overview brief

Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab is a type of test used to confirm the presence of Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO).

 

What is Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab?

Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab is a test conducted when the patient is presented with symptoms similar to Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). The Anti-Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab test confirms whether the symptoms are a result of Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) or multiple sclerosis.

Why is Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab suggested?

Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab is suggested when a patient is presented with the following symptoms, 

  • Pain in the eyes.
  • Vision loss completely.

How is Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab test performed?

The  Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab Test is performed by,

  • The blood is drawn from the vein of the patient.
  • Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab tests provide perfect results.

What are the parameters measured in Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab?

The parameters measured in Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab  are,

  • IgG levels are measured.
  • The level of anti aquaporins is also measured in the blood.

Preparation before performing Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab

Before the Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab test the patients should,

  • Inform about the previous medical history and medications to the doctors.
  • No smoking or drinking for at least 24 hours before the test.

Post-care after Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab

Post-care after Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab testing are

  • The patient can leave after the test. No extra care required.
  • The doctor will start the treatment for the particular disorder.

Sample types in Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab

The sample types in Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab are,

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab test

Common Side effects of Anti Aquaporin 4 / NMO Ab tests are,

  • The patient might experience discomfort during the test while drawing blood.

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