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Myelin associated glycoprotein Anti-MAG IgM

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TestMyelin associated glycoprotein Anti-MAG IgM
Common AbbreviationsAMAG
ProfileN/A
Clinical IndicationMyelin Associated Glycoprotein (MAG) autoantibodies are frequently associated with peripheral neuropathy. These autoantibodies frequently occur with IgM paraproteinaemia. MAG autoantibodies, contribute directly to the pathogenesis of peripheral neuropathies. Patients with anti-MAG antibody titres may respond favourably to therapeutic intervention. Testing for the presence of these autoantibodies is useful for diagnosis as well as monitoring of therapy.
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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