CASPR2 Antibody


Sunquest Code:CASPR2  
Epic Code:LAB6916Epic Name:CASPR2 Antibody Test
Methodology:Immunofluorescence Assay (FIA)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5-7 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: 72 hours at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated or frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:499


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:Anti-CASPR2 antibodies are found in patients with the acute or subacute onset of symptoms of limbic encephalitis, peripheral nerve hyperexcitability, and neuromytonia.


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