MYASTHENIA GRAVIS PANEL 1

Components
Useful for initial evaluation of patients aged 20 or older with symptoms and signs of acquired myasthenia gravis.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum form cells and send 2.0 mL serum (0.4 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA)

Stability
Room temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeMGP1
CPT-4 Code (s)
83519, 86255 (plus 86256 if reflexed to titer, at additional cost)
LOINC Codes
Striated Muscle Ab   13931-1  
Striated Muscle Ab Titer   5372-8  
Acetylcholine Rec Bind Ab   11034-6  

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