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ID:259 Voltage gated calcium channel (VGCC) antibodies
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DescriptionThis assay detects autoantibodies to P/Q-type (a1A) voltage gated calcium channels.
IndicationInvestigation of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationAbout half of patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) have small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and 85% have voltage gated calcium channel antibodies. However, VGCC antibodies can also be found at low levels in some patients with lung cancer witho

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 Notes<45 pM = negative
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 14:35:20. Published By Dan Carless on 14/09/2017 14:35:20.