Ocular Immunology Laboratory services

CLIA#38D1045259

How to order a test

For Cancer-Associated Retinopathy (CAR), Melanoma-Associated Retinopathy (MAR), and Autoimmune Retinopathy in Serum and/or ocular fluids:

Western blot for anti-retinal autoantibodies, which includes anti-enolase, anti-recoverin, and other autoantibodies in the serum
Western blot for anti-retinal autoantibodies, which includes anti-enolase and anti-recoverin autoantibodies in ocular fluids (vitreous, subretinal fluid)
Immunohistochemistry for anti-retinal autoantibodies
Western blot for anti-optic nerve autoantibodies in the serum
Western blot for anti-optic nerve autoantibodies in CSF

For Autoimmune Optic Neuropathy in Serum and/or CerebroSpinal Fluid 

Western blot for anti-optic nerve autoantibodies in the serum
Western blot for anti-optic nerve autoantibodies in CSF

Complete the Test Requisition Form that must include:

Patient's name, gender and birthday
Specimen collection date
Referring clinic/physician name and contact information, including fax number
Clinical history and findings
Test requested
Pre-payment – we accept check or credit card; we do not bill insurance
A specimen will not be processed without a fully completed requisition form

Specimen Requirements

Please do not send whole blood
Serum (3 to 5 ml) or fluids (0.5 ml) is required for testing
Whole blood is collected to 2 medium size red top tubes and spin to obtain serum. Do not freeze whole blood
Serum can be stored in a refrigerator no longer than 7 days until shipping
Specimen can be shipped refrigerated with cold packs or at ambient temperature together with the complete test requisition form and pre-payment by overnight mail to:

Dr. Grazyna Adamus
Ocular Immunology Laboratory, OHSU
Biomedical Research Building, Room 253
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239, USA
503 418-2543 Lab Phone
503 418-2541 Fax
Anticipated turnaround time for routine cases is two to four weeks.  

Current price list effective 8/1/2014 (Insurance will not be billed)

Western blot for anti-retinal autoantibodies, including anti-enolase and anti-recoverin autoantibodies (84182-GY): $495

Western blot for anti-retinal autoantibodies in ocular fluids (84182-GY): $495

Immunohistochemistry for anti-retinal autoantibodies (88342-GY): $300

Western blot for anti-optic nerve autoantibodies in the serum (84182-GY): $330

Western blot for anti-optic nerve autoantibodies in CSF (84182-GY): $330