MUSK ANTIBODIES - (S)
Test Code: MUSK
Twenty percent of individuals with a clinical picture of Myasthenia Gravis are negative for Acetylcholine Receptor antibodies (ACHR) and 70% of this small group will be positive for MuSK antibodies. Consider testing for ACHR if MuSK is negative.
Also known as: Muscle-Specific Receptor Tyrosine Kinase
Blood: 7.0 mL
Serum: 2.0 mL
See Lab Notes.
Within 4 Weeks
Send serum aliquot to Health Sciences Centre (HSC) refrigerated if delivery is within 14 days of collection. If greater than 14 days delivery, aliquot, freeze, and ship frozen.
Referred to Mayo Medical Laboratories (Mayo Test ID: MUSK / 64277)