Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Anti Gangliosides Profile IgG and IgM, Serum

Test Name: Anti Gangliosides Profile IgG and IgM, Serum
Alternate Name(s): Anti GM1 IgG
Anti GM2 IgG
Anti GM3 IgG
Anti GD1a IgG
Anti GD1b IgG
Anti GT1b IgG
Anti GQ1b IgG
Anti GM1 IgM
Anti GM2 IgM
Anti GM3 IgM
Anti GD1a IgM
Anti GD1b IgM
Anti GT1b IgM
Anti GQ1b IgM
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: Adult:
6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

0-2 years: Red 0.5 mL Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Red top tube

EDTA, Heparin or Citrate plasma are also acceptable
Collection Information: Preferred volume of serum or plasma is 1 mL
Minimum volume of serum or plasma is 0.5 mL
Test Schedule: Batch analysis
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
20 days
Reference Range: Negative
Effective Date: 2019-11-27
Revised Date: 2020-02-05
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: >
Antibodies AgainstIg ClassAssociated Neuropathies
GM1, GD1a, GD1b and GT1bIgMMultifocal motor neuropathy (MMN)
GM2 and GM3IgM, IgGMultifocal motor neuropathy (MMN)
GM3, GD1a and GT1bIgMGuillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)
GM1, GM2, GD1b and GQ1bIgM, IgGGuillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)
GM2, GD1a and GD1bIgMChronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
GM3IgM, IgGChronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
GQ1bIgGMiller-Fisher syndrome (MFS)
GD1bIgGSensory neuropathy
Special Processing:  
Comments: Immunoblot results will be reported as either negative or positive for specific antibodies as the following:
(+) Borderline
1+ Weak Positive
2+ Positive
3+ Strong Positive
Method of Analysis: Immunoblot
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Samples may be frozen until shipment, but send at room temperature (ice packs) preferred.
System Codes: 
Referred To:  

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