MUSCLE-SPECIFIC KINASE (MuSK) ANTIBODY, IgG

Specimen Required
Draw blood in SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells, and send 2.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: SST

Rejection Criteria
Grossly lipemic, icteric, or hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
Negative 0.00 - 0.03 nmol/L
Positive 0.04 nmol/L or greater

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3 - 9 days
Test CodeMUSKE
CPT-4 Code (s)
83519
LOINC Codes
Muscle-Specific Kinase (MuSK) Antibody, IgG   51716-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory