P/Q Type Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel (VGCC) Antibody Test - LG5430


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Radioimmunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the  reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-8 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Plasma. Hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot ASAP or within 2 hours of collection, 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum within 2 hours of collection. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated
Stability:After separation from cells: 72 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:92628


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative

0.0-24.5 pmol/L

Indeterminate

24.6 tpo 45.6 pmol/L

Positive

45.7 pmol/L or greater

 

 

Use:Detection of antibodies to voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCC).


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