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Anti Basal Ganglia Antibody (ABGA)

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Anti Basal Ganglia Antibody (ABGA)
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Reference Range:

Negative

Turnaround Time:

28 working days

Comments:

Internal Test Code:- ABGA

Description:

Indication: Movement disorders and post streptococcal disturbances in children.

Background: Anti-basal ganglia antibodies (ABGA) are reported to be present in patients with basal ganglia syndrome such as Sydenham's chorea, tic disorders and an Encephalitis Lethargica-like syndrome all of which might be associated with streptococcal infection(s).
Includes antibodies to enolase, pyruvate kinase and aldolase.

Method: Western Immunoblotting

Repeat Frequency: As clinically indicated

Preparation:

None

Vessels and Containers:

Serum gold-top

Sample Requirements:

500µl serum

Interference:

Haemolysed samples should be avoided

How result is reported:

Qualitative: Negative or Positive

Important Information:

Entry Last Modified 25/03/2019

Alias:

ABGA

Reference Lab Description:

Neuroimmunology & CSF Laboratory, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square

Transportation and Handling:

At room temperature

Special Precautions:

None

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

Sample available in this laboratory for approximately 3 weeks. Test can only be added to samples already received by Immunology