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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Ganglioside Antibody

Test Name

Ganglioside Antibody(Anti-Gm1 Ganglioside Antibody, Disialo GD1b, Monosialoganglioside GM1 (IgM) Ab)

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions:

Collect sample in red top tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Avoid gel-separator tubes. Submit two 1 mL aliquots. Store and send frozen

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

Stability: Anti GM1 Ganglioside Antibody is stable refrigerated for 20 Days and frozen at -20C or colder for 90days. Thaw samples only once.

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

20 Days

Test Utilization

Routine > 20 Days

Reference Value

Negative: < 30%

Grey Zone: 30 - 50%

Positive: >50 - 100%

Strong Positive: >100

Test code




Testing Location

Referred-out -ICL

Other Information