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Test Code MISC6ATHENA4620 NeoComplete Paraneoplastic Evaluation with Recombx®

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

4620

Collection Requirements

Please label each specimen tube with two forms of patient identification. These forms of identification must also appear on the requisition form.

Primary Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Alternate Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Transport

Serum refrigerated.

Avoid freezing.

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: 28 days

Minimum Testing Volume

5 mL

Reference Range

By report

Methodology

Automated Nanoliter Scale Immunoassay, ELISA, Radioimmunoassay, Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reported

8-11 days

CPT Codes

-83516 x2, 83519×3, 84181, 84182×6, 86255×3

Additional Information

Anti-Hu, anti-CV2, anti-Yo, anti-Ri, anti-CAR, anti-Ma, anti-Ta, anti-Zic4 antibodies, anti-voltage gated calcium channels (VGCC), anti-P/Q type and voltage gated potassium channels (VGKC), anti- Ganglionic AChR, anti-Amphiphysin, anti-NMDA receptor (NR1-subunit), anti-LGI1, anti-CASPR2, and anti-GAD65 are found in patients with the acute or subacute onset of limbic encephalitis, brainstem encephalitis, focal cortical encephalitis, myelitis, cerebellar degeneration, opsoclonus/myoclonus, retinopathy, sensory neuropathy, autonomic dysfunction, Stiff Person Syndrome and/or Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome. This semi-quantitative assay may be useful in monitoring therapeutic responses in select cases.