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Laboratory Medicine

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Voltage Gated Calcium Channel Antibodies (VGCC Ab)

Test Name

Voltage Gated Calcium Channel Antibodies (VGCC Ab)

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. 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.

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 3 weeks refrigerated and 6 months frozen at -20°C or colder.

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

2 Weeks

Test Utilization

Reference Value

See Interpretative Report

Test Code



Radioimmunoprecipitation Assay

Testing Location

Referred Out – BC, Canada (ROUBC19)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019