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ID:260 Voltage gated potassium channel (VGKC) antibodies
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DescriptionThis assay detects autoantibodies to the voltage-gated potassium channel complex antibody.
IndicationVoltage gated potassium channel (VGKC) antibodies are found in some cases of acquired neuromyotonia, Morvan's syndrome and voltage-gated potassium channel antibody-related limbic encephalitis.
Additional InfoThe anti-VGKC Ab assay has the capacity to recognise several proteins making up or associated with the voltage-gated potassium channel. The most common anti-VGKC Ab targets discovered so far are LGI1 and CASPR2, however these do not fully represent the positive anti-VGKC Ab samples tested to date.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

Interpretation<69pmol/L Negative; 70-130pmol/L = Equivocal; >130pmol/L Positive

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Ref. Range Notes<69pmol/L = Negative, 70-130pmol/L = Equivocal; >130pmol/L = Positive

IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT28 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT28 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : T.Bradley. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:35:24. Published By Anna McHugh on 14/09/2017 14:35:24.