Muscle-Specific Kinase (MuSK) Antibody, IgG


Sunquest Code:MUSKAG  
Epic Code:LAB8148Epic Name:Muscle Specific Kinase (MUSK) Aby IgG
Synonyms:MUSK Antibody
Methodology:Radioimmunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-8 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Grossly lipemic, icteric, or hemolyzed specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot ASAP or within 2 hours of collection 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3001576


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Negative 0.00 - 0.03 nmol/L
Positive 0.04 nmol/L or greater
 
Use:Diagnostic testing for patients with generalized or ocular myasthenia gravis and no detectable antibodies to acetylcholine receptor (AChR).


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