Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Anti Voltage Gated Calcium Antibody

Test Name: Anti Voltage Gated Calcium Antibody
Alternate Name(s): Anti VGCC
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

0-2 yrs: Red 0.5 pk
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Red top
Collection Information: Minimum volume is 1.0 mL in each of 2 aliquots.

Note: This test is available exclusively to neurologists at LHSC/SJHC
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION: Write full name of test in space provided
Test Schedule: Referred out monthly
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
40 days
Reference Range: 0-45 pM (Negative)
Positives (>45 pM) reported with numerical values.
Effective Date: 2014-11-17
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Clearly label aliquot tubes and requisition Anti-VGCC
For more information please contact:
Section Head
Immunology Lab
Ext: 35768
Comments: This test is available exclusively to neurologists at LHSC/SJHC
Method of Analysis: RIA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Freeze at -20C and send on ice packs. Samples are stable at refrigerator temperatures for up to 72 hours.
Save one frozen aliquot in archive box for 6 months then discard
System Codes: 
IMMX - then specify test
Referred To: Immunology Laboratory
Churchill Hospital, Old Road
Headington, Oxford
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1865-225995
Fax: +44(0)1865-225990

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