Test Overview
Test Methodology

Immunofluorescence (IFA)

Test Usage

Purkinje Cell (Yo) antibody is found in approximately half of the patients with paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration and is associated with ovarian, uterine, and small cell lung carcinomas and Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Reference Range *

Negative.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

4 days

Soft Order Code
SLM
Synonyms
  • Sensory Neuropathy Antibody
  • Paraneoplastic Autoantibody, Purkinje Cell Cytoplastic Antibody
  • Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration (PCD)
  • Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Antibody
  • PCCA
  • Anti-Yo
  • PCA-1
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Quest Valencia (Quest SJC 90119)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum
Additional Information

If the Yo Antibody screen by IFA is positive, Yo Antibody by Western Blot will be performed at an additional charge. If the Yo Antibody by Western Blot is positive, Yo Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated. Test sent to Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute of Valencia; performed by Quest San Juan Capistrano.

Billing
CPT Code
86255
Fee Code
20090
Reflex CPT
Western Blot: 84181, Titer: 86256.
NY State Approved
No