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Test Code MISC6ATHENA428 Ganglionic AChR Antibody Test

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

428

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

<55 pMol/L

Methodology

Radioimmuno Assay (RIA)

Reported

8-11 days

CPT Codes

-83519

Additional Information

Detection of anti-ganglionic AChR (?3-AChR ) antibody.

Typical Presentation: Rapid onset of severe autonomic failure including orthostatic hypotension, gastrointestinal dysmotility anhidrosis, bladder dysfunction and sicca symptoms.