Neuromyotonia Evaluation

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Neuromyotonia Evaluation
CPT Codes: 86255 x1, 83519 x1
Test Includes:CASPR2 and VGKC antibody tests
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to 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:Serum must be separated from whole blood 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:72 hours at room temperature; 21 days refrigerated; 28 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:4727


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Detection of anti-voltage gated potassium channels (VGKC) and anti-CASPR2

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