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Neurofilament light chain (NfL) is a neuron-specific protein routinely released into the extracellular space. NfL levels rise above baseline in response to neuronal injury and neurodegeneration. Thus, NfL has been widely studied for various conditions 1, and can be helpful for assessing patients for concussion recovery, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other neurodegenerative dementias.
Patient Preparation: Discontinue any supplements containing Biotin for 72 hours prior to specimen collection.