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GABAb receptor & AMPA receptor 1/2 antibodies

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TestGABAb receptor & AMPA receptor 1/2 antibodies
Common AbbreviationsGABA
Clinical IndicationAntibodies against GABA B R can be detected in classical limbic encephalitis with early and prominent seizures. The GABA B R antibodies have been associated with small cell lung cancer in 50-60% of cases. The antibodies may be present together with other autoantibodies in around 50% of cases (antibodies against GAD-65, VGCC, and TPO).
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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