Test Overview
Test Methodology

Qualitative Immunoblot

Test Usage

Useful for diagnosing person presenting with possible stiff man syndrome, paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis (PEM) and sensory neuropathy. May aid in diagnosis of occult tumor, recurrance of tumor, or second tumor.

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Details
Days Set Up
Thursday
Analytic Time

2 - 10 days

Soft Order Code
AAMPH
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
ARUP 2008893
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge and aliquot serum into a plastic vial within 2 hours of collection. Freeze.

Special Handling

Must arrive in lab or aliquot within 2 hours.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.15 mL serum
Storage Temperature
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Additional Information

Test sent to ARUP Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
83516
Fee Code
AA326
NY State Approved
No