Days Set Up
 
Analytic Time

3 - 7 days

MiChart Code
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Eval, Adult (Inactive)
Soft Order Code
MG1

Update Type: Test Down or Delayed

Test Updated: 09/04/2019

Synonyms

MGEA
MG Evaluation, Adult
Neuronal (V-G) K Channel Antibody (reflex)
ACh Receptor (Muscle) Binding Antibody
ACh Receptor (Muscle) Modulating Antibody
Striational (Striated Muscle) Antibody
AChR Ganglionic Neuronal Antibody (reflex)
CRMP-5 IgG (reflex)
AChR Antibodies
Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies
STRIATED MUSCLE ANTIBODIES
CRMP-5-IgG Western Blot, S
AChR Ganglionic Neuronal Ab, S
GAD65 Antibody (reflex)
STR
C5BLOT
ACHRG
VGKC
Neuronal (V-G) K+ Channel Ab

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Test Overview

Test Methodology
 
Test Usage

Recommended for initial investigation of: 1) a patient aged 20 or older with symptoms and signs of acquired MG; and 2) a bone marrow transplant recipient with suspected graft-vs.-host disease, particularly if there is evidence of weakness.

Reference Range

Muscle AChR Binding Ab: <=0.02 nmol/L; Muscle AChR Modulating Ab: 0 - 20%; Striational Ab: <1:120; CRMP-5-IgG Western Blot: Negative; AChR Ganglionic Neuronal Ab: <=0.02 nmol/L; Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Ab: <=0.02 nmol/L; Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Ab: <=0.02 nmol/L.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 mL serum
Minimum Volume
2 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
83519 x2, 83520
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
 

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