Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Test Name:
ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR BINDING ANTIBODIES - (S)
Test Code: ACHR
Clinical Information:
Test performed at St. Boniface Hospital Immunology Lab, using the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) technique.
Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Antibody is a primary diagnostic test for Myasthenia Gravis when used in conjunction with clinical findings.
 
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Blood: 5.0 mL


Serum: 1.0 mL
Referral:
Serum: 1.0 mL

Separate serum and freeze aliquot.  Store and ship aliquot frozen.
Requisition:
Reference Values:
0 - 0.45 nmol/L
Availability:
Test performed minimum once every two weeks. Lab operation Mon-Fri 0800-1615; TAT: within14 days
See Also:
More Information:
Send frozen to SBH Immunology.   Store frozen at SBH.