VOLTAGE GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL (VGKC) ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 1 hour, and send 4.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly lipemic or icteric specimens, plasma

Methodology
Quantitative Radioimmunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: <72 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
Negative:   31 pmol/L or less  
Indeterminate:   32-87 pmol/L  
Positive:   88 pmol/L or greater  

Performed
Tuesday

Turnaround Time3-11 days
Test CodeVGKCA
CPT-4 Code (s)
83519 RUO
LOINC Codes
41871-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory