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DescriptionAntibodies to Myelin Associated Glycoproteins (MAG) may be found in demyelinating polyneuropathies associated with autoimmune mechanisms.
IndicationSensory large fiber demyelinating polyneuropathy manifesting as sensory ataxia.
Additional InfoAsssociated with IgM paraproteins therefore serum electrophoresis should be performed as well.
Concurrent TestsSerum electrophoresis
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationAround 50% of patients with neuropathy-associated IgM gammopathy have anti-MAG antibodies.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol5ml
Freq.Sent outside Leeds

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 14:30:18. Published By BD on 14/09/2017 14:30:18.