Muscle-Specific Kinase (MuSK) Antibody, IgG

Abbrev Code:MUSKAG   
Order Code:LAB8148Order Name:Muscle Specific Kinase (MUSK) Aby IgG
Synonyms:MUSK Antibody
CPT Codes: 83519 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-8 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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


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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