NMO-IgG/ AQP4 Autoantibodies
Anti-Aquaporin-4 IIFT: transfected cells (top), non-transfected cells (bottom)
- Screening test for detection of antibodies against aquaporin-4(AQP4)/NMO-IgG.
- Indication: neuromyelitis optica.
- Antibodies against aquaporin-4 (NMO-IgG) cause fluorescence of the small cerebral vessels, the pia, the subpia and the Virchow-Robin space on the optical nerve and cerebellum tissue substrates. Aquaporin-4(AQP4) transfected HEK cells enable monospecific antibody detection in suspected cases of neuromyelitis optica (NMO).
Technical info and Images credit to EUROIMMUN AG