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Test Directory / Voltage gated K+ antibodies Also know as: Potassium channel antibodies, Voltage gated K+ channel complex antibodies,

Voltage gated K+ antibodies Also know as: Potassium channel antibodies, Voltage gated K+ channel complex antibodies,

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TestVoltage gated K+ antibodies Also know as: Potassium channel antibodies, Voltage gated K+ channel complex antibodies,
Common AbbreviationsVGKC
ProfileN/A
Clinical IndicationPotassium channel antbodies are found in patients with acquired neuromyotonia (40-50%), Morvan's syndrome, limbic encephalitis (paraneoplastic and idiopathic), as well as patients with facio-brachial dystonic seizures (FBDS). Both Morvan's and Limbic Enceophalitis can be associated with thymoma or small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). Also see entry for LGI1 and CASPR2 Antibodies.
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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