Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Myasthenia Gravis Panel (anti-AChR and MuSK)

Test Name: Myasthenia Gravis Panel (anti-AChR and MuSK)
Alternate Name(s): ACHR Antibodies
AChRAb
MuSK Antibodies
MuSK Ab
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
EDTA, heparin or citrated plasma are also acceptable.

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Red top Microtainer
2-10 years: 2 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum is 1 mL (2 mL preferred)
Requisition: CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Batch analysis
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Negative
Effective Date: 2021-11-09
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Antibodies associated with Myasthenia Gravis.
Special Processing:  
Comments: This test is restricted to neurologists and ophthalmologists at LHSC/SJHC.
Accepted from referred in locations.
Method of Analysis: Cell-based assay (CBA)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Sample can be stored for up to 14 days at 4C. For longer storage, store at -20C.
System Codes: 
Cerner
ACHR/MUSK
 
Referred To:  

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