Sensorimotor Neuropathy Profile with Recombx-Complete

Abbrev Code:GM1QAT   
Order Code:LAB5573Order Name:Sensorimotor Neuropathy Panel
Synonyms:Gait Ataxia Late Onset Polyneuropathy (GALOP)
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Automated Nanoliter Scale immunoassay and Western Blot
CPT Codes: 83520 x11
Test Includes:Co-GM1 autoantibody, GALOP Antibody Test, MAG Dual Antigen Autoantibody Test, Recombx Hu autoantibody Test, Sulfatide Autoantibody Test. Co-Asialo Autoantibody Test, Co-GD1b Autoantibody Test, GD1a
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7-10 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens. Serum must be separated from cells within 48 hours of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:3 days at room temperature; 21 days refrigerated; 28 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:3100


Reference Range:By report.
Anti-MAG, anti-SGPG, anti-GM1, anti-GD1a, anti-GD1b, anti-asialo GM1 and anti-sulfatide, anti-Hu and IgM GALOP antibodies are found in patients with a peripheral neuropathy and mixed sensory and motor symptoms. This semi-quantitative assay may be useful in monitoring therapeutic responses in select cases.  

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