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Test Directory / Anti-Basal Ganglia Antibody

Anti-Basal Ganglia Antibody

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TestAnti-Basal Ganglia Antibody
Common AbbreviationsABGA
Clinical IndicationThe spectrum of disorders associated with ABGA and streptococcal infection includes Sydenham's chorea (prototype), tics (PANDAS), a subset of cases with Tourette's syndrome (TS). Rarely patients, with adult-onset tics, dystonia, and some cases with post-encephalitic Parkinsonism or encephalitis lethargica may also have ABGA.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume0.5 mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time3 weeks
LaboratoryNeuroimmunology & CSF Laboratory (NICL) The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery 9th Floor Queens Square London WC1N 3BG
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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