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ID:1 Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies
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DescriptionThis is a highly sensitive and specific marker for Myasthenia Gravis (80-90% sensitivity).
IndicationSensitive and specific marker for generalised Myasthenia Gravis. Patients present with muscle weakness and fatigue that may affect ocular muscles.
Additional InfoMyasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease where antibodies bind to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction - this impairs the ability of acetycholine to induce muscular contraction.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationThis is a highly sensitive and specific marker for Myasthenia Gravis (80-90% sensitivity). The 10% of MG patients with Thymoma are also positive for acetylcholine receptor antibodies. MG patients that are negative for Acteylcholine receptor antibodies hav

Ref. Range (Male)<5 (x100pM)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsx100pM


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT28 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT28 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : BD. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:13:52. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:13:52.