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Anti-MuSK

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic MUSK
Specimen Requirements 1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube
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 a 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) Muscle specific: Tyrosine Kinase
Reference Interval