Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Voltage Gated Calcium Channel Antibodies

Test Name: Voltage Gated Calcium Channel Antibodies
Alternate Name(s): Anti VGCC
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
1-2 x 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

2-10 years: 1-3 x 3.5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: 2-5 mL serum required for testing
Requisition: UBC Neuro-Immunology Laboratory Requisition must be completed by neurologist
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
20 days
Reference Range: Negative: ≤30 pmol/L
Positive: >30 pmol/L
Effective Date: 2014-11-17
Revised Date: 2020-07-20
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Centrifuge at 4 C, transfer serum to cryovials and store at 4 C.
Comments: Associated with Myasthenia Gravis

This test is available exclusively to neurologists at LHSC/SJHC
Method of Analysis: RIA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store serum at 4 C and ship with ice packs.
Freeze if being stored for >1 week.
System Codes: 
IMMX - then specify test
Referred To: Neuro-Immunology Laboratory
University of British Columbia Hospital
Room S-157, 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C, Canada
V6T 2B5

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