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Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic ACETREAB
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

TEST NAME ALERT: If test is requested on a Mitogen Advanced Diagnostic Requisition, refer to PX-QR3103 Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Lab (MADL) Tests.

Specimen Handling

PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge and aliquot specimen. Transport to DSC on ice in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, aliquot and freeze immediately. Transport to DSC on dry ice in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Place specimens in freezer upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Specimens MUST be accompanied with a copy of the original requisition and completed UBC Neuro-Immunology Laboratory Requisition. A copy of the UBC requisition can be found here: https://neuroimmunology.med.ubc.ca/laboratory-requisition-2/ 

Additional Information

Testing Location UBC Neuro-Immunology Laboratory
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) AchR Ab, Anti Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies, Cholinergic Receptor Antibody
Reference Interval