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Striated Muscle Antibodies

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Striated Muscle Antibodies
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Reference Range:

Negative

Turnaround Time:

9 working days

Comments:

Internal Test Code:- SKM

Description:

Indication: Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Thymoma

Background:Positive in 60% of patients with myasthenia gravis, but in 100% of those where myasthenia is associated with thymoma. May also occur in viral infections, hepatitis and polymyositis.

Method: Indirect Immunofluorescence

Repeat Frequency: Not routinely required

Preparation:

None

Vessels and Containers:

Serum gold-top

Sample Requirements:

500µl serum

Interference:

None known

How result is reported:

Reported as positive or negative.

Important Information:

Entry Last Modified: 09/07/2019

Reference Lab Description:

Protein Reference Unit, Northern General Hospital (Sheffield)

Transportation and Handling:

At room temperature

Special Precautions:

None

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

Sample available in this laboratory for approximately 2 weeks. Test can only be added to samples already received by Immunology.