Policy for Anti-Purkinje Cell Antibody Testing

All requests for anti-purkinje cell antibodies, cerebellar antibodies, paraneoplastic antibodies or anti-Hu/-Yo/-Ri antibodies will be tested by indirect immunofluorescence on monkey cerebellum.

If there appears to be staining suggestive of anti-Hu, anti-Yo or anti-Ri antibodies the sample is referred for confirmation by Western blotting.

If anti-Ma, anti-CV2/CRMP5 or anti-amphyphisin antibodies are specifically tested the sample will be directly refered for Western blotting.

Page updated: 10/10/14 | Updated by: Anna McHugh