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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody

Test Name

Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (Anti - Neuromuscular Junction Receptor Antibodies, Myasthenia Gravis Antibodies)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Serum (SST)

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum collected with or without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen.

Rejection Criteria: Plasma, Gross hemolysis, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8 hours, refrigerated for 48 Hrs and frozen at -20C or colder for 60days. Thaw samples only once.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

20 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Negative

Test Code

ACRAB

Methodology

Radioimmunoassay

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information