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pawsPathologyManual: Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody

Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody

Synonyms

AChR, MG Antibody, Myasthenia Gravis Ab, Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

2.0 mL blood

Volume and Container

5.0 mL gold top SST blood tube

Storage and Transport

Serum stored refrigerated until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Critical Values

 

Causes for Rejection

Specimens other than serum

Turn Around Time

3-11 business days from time of collection

Availability

Monday-Friday from 8 am- 5 pm, except observed holidays

CPT / HCPCS Code

83519

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

38,839,281

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

Confirming the diagnosis of Myasthenia gravis.  Distinguishing acquired disease from congenital disease

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Schedule

Test performed Monday-Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Request Form

 

Methodology

RIA

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

 

Reference Range

See reference lab report

Limitations and Contraindications

 

Interpretation

Values >0.02 nmol/L are consistent with a diagnosis of acquired MG, provided that clinical findings support that diagnosis

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref ACHR Binding Ab, Ref ACHRB

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir