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Equation for Correcting Serum Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE) Concentration for Hemolysis

Purpose:

To evaluate a pediatric patient for brain injury using a neuron-specific enolase (NSE) reading from a hemolyzed blood specimen.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

R79.9

Description:

Berger and Richichi developed an equation to help interpret the concentration of neuron-specific enolase in a hemolyzed blood specimen. The authors are from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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