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Published online 2012 August 13. doi: 10.3343/alm.2012.32.5.331

Table 1

Results of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody assays in 46 serum samples

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*High risk NMO includes bilateral or recurrent optic neuritis and longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis; A and B represent the 2 institutions where each of the tests were performed; Among 11 discordant results between CIIFA A and CIIFA B, 8 of the results performed at institution B using the inhouse CIIFA could not provide a conclusive fluorescence pattern due to poor quality of the preparation of cellular substrate.

Abbreviations: NMO, neuromyelitis optica; MS, multiple sclerosis; OND, other neurological diseases; CIIFA, cell-based indirect immunofluorescence assay; FIPA, fluorescence immunoprecipitation assay.