Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Test Name:
VOLTAGE GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL ANTIBODIES - (S) (CSF)
Test Code: MITO
Clinical Information:
Restricted to Neurologists or via prior approval.
Complete the pre-approval form by clicking on the following link:
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Order VGKC Antibodies (voltage gated potassium channel – LGl1 & Caspr2) on the Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory Requisition.

Syndromes from antibodies to voltage-gated potassium channels include neuromyotonia (NMT), limbic encephalitis (LE) and Morvan syndrome (MVS).
 
 


 
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Serum: 2.0 mL


Cerebrospinal Fluid: 1.5 mL


 
Referral:

Ship frozen
Requisition:
Reference Values:
Negative
Availability:
Within 2 Weeks
Restricted to Neurologists or prior arrangement only.
See Also:
More Information:
Forward sample to Immunology Laboratory, MS5, HSC for referral to Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory.