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Test Code MISC6ATHENA261 GALOP™ Autoantibody Test

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

261

Collection Requirements

Only collect on Monday through Thursday.

Primary Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Alternate Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Transport

Serum refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Serum must be separated from whole blood within 48 hours of collection.

Stability

Ambient: 72 hours

Refrigerated: 21 days

Frozen: 4 months

Minimum Testing Volume

0.5 mL

Reference Range

Titers <10,000

Methodology

ELISA

Reported

8-11 days

CPT Codes

-83520 x2

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen specimen.

Additional Information

Detection of serum IgM antibodies binding to GALOP antigen.

Typical Presentation: Symmetric, distal sensory neuropathy, often with gait ataxia.