Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

4 - 6 days

Soft Order Code
STR

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Myasthenia Gravis Antibody
Myoid Antibody
Skeletal Muscle Antibody
Striated Muscle Ab
Striated Muscle Antibody
STR
STRIATED MUSCLE ANTIBODIES

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Test Usage

Useful in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis (MG) in older patients, especially when anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies are negative; serological aid in the diagnosis of thymoma, especially in patients with onset of MG at ages < or = to 45 yrs; monitoring the efficacy of immunosuppressive treatment in patients with MG.

Reference Range

Negative (Titer < 1:120)

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect blood in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate or freeze.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
83520
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
8097-8

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.