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Laboratory Medicine

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Paraneoplastic Antibodies Expanded Panel, Serum

Test Name

Paraneoplastic Antibodies Expanded Panel,Serum

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements


Container Type = Serum: 1 Gold or Red top.

Minimum Volume = 2mL Serum

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


0-2 years: Red 0.5 Microtainer

2-10 yrs: 2mL Red top

CSF Sample are also acceptable. See seperate listings.

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a red or gold top tube with or without gel separator. Please note that EDTA, heparin and citrate plasma is also acceptable Ensure sample is mixed appropriately. Biochemist approval is required prior to ordering this test Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Report Include: Anti-Tr (DNER) IFA; Anti-GAD65 IFA; Anti-Zic4 IFA; Anti-SOX1 IFA; Anti-Hu IFA; Anti-Yo IFA; Anti-Ri IFA; Anti-Ma:Ta IFA; Anti-CV2 IFA; Anti-amphiphysin IFA; Anti-Tr (DNER) Immunoblot; Anti-GAD65 PNAS Immunoblot; Anti-Zic4 Immunoblot; Anti-titin Immunoblot; Anti-SOX1 Immunoblot; Anti-recoverin Immunoblot; Anti-Hu Immunoblot; Anti-Yo Immunoblot; Anti-Ri Immunoblot; Anti-Ma:Ta Immunoblot; Anti-CV2 Immunoblot; Anti-amphiphysin Immunoblot

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Send all serum and CSF samples to Mitogen VIA ICL transport. Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Stability: Samples may be stored up to 14 days refrigerated (2°C to 8°C). For longer storage freeze at -20°C.

Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

15 days

Other Comments

See Interpretative Comments

Reference Value


Test Code



Immunoflurorescence Assay (IFA) and Immunobolt.

Testing Location

Referred Out – AB, Canada (ROMIT17)

Other Information

Last Updated: September 25, 2020