Test Catalog

Test ID: MOGFS    
Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein (MOG-IgG1) Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Assay, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

MOG-IgG1 Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting Assay (FACS)

Human embryonic kidney cells (HEK 293) are transfected transiently with a DNA plasmid that allows coexpression of both a reporter fluorescent protein (green fluorescent protein [AcGFP]) and full-length MOG. After 36 hours, a mixed population of cells (transfected expressing MOG on the surface and AcGFP in the cytoplasm and nontransfected lacking MOG and AcGFP) are lifted and resuspended in live cell-binding buffer. Cells are incubated with patient serum and an AlexaFluor 647-labeled secondary antibody is added. Two populations are gated on the basis of AcGFP expression: positive (high MOG expression) and negative (low or no MOG expression). Positivity is based on the ratio (Positive >2.5) of the median fluorescence intensity (MFI) of each cell population (MFI GFP positive:MFI GFP negative).(Unpublished Mayo method)


If MOG-IgG1 cell based flow cytometry (FACS) assay is positive at screening dilution, the MOG-IgG1 flow cytometry titer assay is performed at an additional charge.(Unpublished Mayo method)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 6 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

5 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

8 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

28 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test