Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Assay, (MOG-IgG1)
Label Mnemonic: MOGFS
Epic Lab Code: LAB8670
Order Form: Epic Req
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Preferred Minimum: 2 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 1 mL serum
Turn Around Time:
5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Interpretive Data:
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. A positive value for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-IgG is consistent with an neuromyelitis optica (NMO)-like phenotype, and in the setting of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), optic neuritis and transverse myelitis indicates an autoimmune oligodendrogliopathy with potential for relapsing course. Identification of MOG-IgG allows distinction from MS and may justify initiation of appropriate immunosuppressive therapy (not MS disease-modifying agents) at the earliest possible time. This allows early initiation and maintenance of optimal therapy. Recommend follow-up in 3 to 6 months as persistence of MOG-IgG seropositivity predicts a relapsing course.

This autoantibody is not found in healthy subjects.
Useful For:
Diagnosis of inflammatory demyelinating diseases (IDD) with similar phenotype to neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), including optic neuritis (single or bilateral) and transverse myelitis

Diagnosis of autoimmune myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) -opathy

Diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO)

Distinguishing NMOSD, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), optic neuritis, and transverse myelitis from multiple sclerosis early in the course of disease

Diagnosis of ADEM

Prediction of a relapsing disease course

Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-IgG, specifically MOG-IgG1, may drop below detectable levels in setting of therapies for acute attack (IV methylprednisolone or plasmapheresis) or attack prevention (immunosuppressants).
Flow Cytometry
CPT Code:
If titer performed, 86256