Newcastle Laboratories

Voltage-Gated Calcium-Channel Antibodies

Clinical Background:

Voltage-gated calcium-channel antibodies are IgG antibodies against the pre-synaptic calcium channel on the nerve terminal and are found in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).

Voltage-gated calcium-channel antibodies are IgG antibodies against the pre-synaptic calcium channel on the nerve terminal and are found in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Immunology

    Immunology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum-SST

    Serum-SST

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Serum-Plain tube

    Serum-Plain tube

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1 ml

    1 ml

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    1 ml

    1 ml

  • Special Requirement:

    None

    None

  • Add On Test:

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

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  • Interpretation:

    None

    None

  • Reference Ranges:

    Normal Range: 0 - 45 pM

    Normal Range: 0 - 45 pM

  • Other Info:

    Reported as Negative or a numerical value for Positive samples.

    Reported as Negative or a numerical value for Positive samples.

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Autoimmunity Lab

  • Routine Telephone:

    0191 282 1890

    0191 282 1890

  • Routine Email:

Availability:

Sent to an external laboratory for testing.

Turn Around:

28 calendar days

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