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Test Directory / Acetyl-choline receptor Antibody Also knows as: Myasthenia antibody; Motor end plate antibody; MG antibody

Acetyl-choline receptor Antibody Also knows as: Myasthenia antibody; Motor end plate antibody; MG antibody

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TestAcetyl-choline receptor Antibody Also knows as: Myasthenia antibody; Motor end plate antibody; MG antibody
Common AbbreviationsACHR
ProfileN/A
Clinical IndicationAcetylcholine receptor antibodies are a highly sensitive and specific marker for generalised myasthenia gravis (80-90% sensitivity); up to 90% of generalised MG cases are ACHR positive for ACHR antibodies whilst in pure ocular MG up to 50% of patients are positive.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume1 mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time3 weeks
LaboratoryNeurosciences Group Institute of Molecular Medicine John Radcliffe Hospital Headington Oxford OX3 9DS
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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