Test Catalog

Test Id : FNEOS

Neopterin

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Increased levels of neopterin are found during impaired renal function and viral infection in transplant patients. Elevated levels are also indicators for conditions related to impaired cellular immunity.

Method Name
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Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
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Neopterin, Serum

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red or SST

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 0.8 mL serum light protected in a screw-capped vial (Supply T192 amber vial), shipped frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis Mild OK; Gross Reject
Lipemia Mild OK; Gross Reject
Icterus Mild OK; Gross Reject
Other Not light protected specimens

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen (preferred) 180 days LIGHT PROTECTED
Refrigerated 72 hours LIGHT PROTECTED

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Increased levels of neopterin are found during impaired renal function and viral infection in transplant patients. Elevated levels are also indicators for conditions related to impaired cellular immunity.

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Neopterin, a pyrazolopyridine compound, is produced by macrophages after induction by interferon ? and serves as a marker of cellular immune system activation. Measurable levels of neopterin have been detected in both the serum and urine of patients suffering from various types of malignancies and viral infections. Changes in neopterin concentrations in serum or urine can predict complications such as graft rejection in organ transplant recipients. Elevated neopterin levels are found in autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Neopterin levels can be used as prognostic predictors for certain types of malignancies. Measurement of neopterin levels has particular value for monitoring patients infected with HIV. Neopterin is eliminated primarily in the urine, so evaluation of urinary neopterin levels may be useful in assessing activation of the cellular immunity system even in the absence of typical clinical symptoms, since a correlation has been observed with the course of diseases involving cellular immunity activation and urinary neopterin levels.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Adults: <2.5 ng/mL

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

Fahey JL, Taylor JM, Detels R, et al. The prognostic value of cellular and serologic markers in infection with human immunodeficiency virus type I. N Engl J Med. 1990 Jan; 322(3):166-172. PubMed 1967191

Fuchs D, Hausen A, Reibnegger G, Werner ER, Dierich MP, Wachter H. Neopterin as a marker for activated cell-mediated immunity: Application in HIV infection. Immunol Today. 1988 May; 9(5):150-155. PubMed 3076770

Jacobson MA, Bacchetti P, Kolokathis A, et al. Surrogate markers for survival in patients with AIDS and AIDS related complex treated with zidovudine. BMJ. 1991 Jan 12; 302(6768):73-78. PubMed 1671651

Wachter H, Fuchs D, Hausen A, Reibnegger G, Werner ER. Neopterin as a marker for activation of cellular immunity: Immunologic basis and clinical application. Adv Clin Chem. 1989; 27:81-141. PubMed 2667296

PDF Report
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No

Day(s) Performed
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Monday

Report Available
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1 to 12 days

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

LabCorp Burlington

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CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

83520

LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FNEOS Neopterin, Serum 34908-4
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
FNEOS Neopterin, Serum 34908-4

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Sample Reports
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SI Sample Reports
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