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HMGCoAR Antibodies (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Abs)

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HMGCoAR Antibodies
(3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Abs)
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Turnaround Time:

14 Working Days

Comments:

Internal Test Code - HMCA

Description:

Indication: Myopathy of the proximal muscles, Statin associated myopathy; necrotising myopathy

Background: Shown to be strongly associated with immune mediated necrotising myopathy. Patients present with progressive , irritable myopathy of the proximal muscles and typically patients have a creatinine kinase level greater than 10x the upper normal limit

Method: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay(ELISA)

Repeat Frequency:

Preparation:

None

Vessels and Containers:

Serum (gold top)

Sample Requirements:

500µl Serum

Interference:

None Known

How result is reported:

Negative or Positive

Important Information:

Entry last modified 10/11/16

Alias:

HMG, 3-hydroxyl-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Reductase, HMGCR

Reference Lab Description:

Immunology Department, The Churchill Hospital (Oxford)

Transportation and Handling:

Room temperature

Special Precautions:

None

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

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