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ID:210 MuSK antibodies
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DescriptionAutoantibodies to muscle specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK).
IndicationAcetylcholine receptor antibody negative patients where a strong suspicion of myasthenia gravis remains.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationMuscle specific tyrosine kinase antibodies are found in up to 50% of acetylcholine receptor antibody negative myasthenia gravis patients. This appears to be related to geographical location and the proportion is nearer 25% in the UK.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol5ml
Freq.Referred to Oxford

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesQualitative - pos/neg
Units - Not Defined -
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. Review due on 14/09/2018 14:31:02. Published By BD on 14/09/2017 14:31:02.