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GABA Antibodies (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Anti-GABA B receptor
Gamma-amino-butyric acid Indirect immunofluorescence
Anti GABA B1/B2
Laboratory:Molecular
Test Code:MND
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

From the 23/12/2019 - 05/01/2020 MND laboratory closed. All specimens received during this time to be frozen at -70o C.

CSF sample should be directed to Microbiology (NPV) prior to forwarding to refer laboratory.

Can be ordered in combination with NMDA, AMPA, ANTI- LGI 1, ANTI- CASPR2, ANTI DPX, ANTI- VGKC. (1.0ml csf is adequate for combination testing).

 

Samples suitable for auto-antibody screening:

Blood Serum: request for 6.5mls of blood collected in serum gel with tubes (SST)

CSF: request for 1.0mls

Samples not available for delivery following collection are to be stored at 4oC and delivered on ice. Storage at 4oC is suitable for up to 2 weeks thereafter samples need to be frozen and sent on dry ice.

Urgent requests can be performed on receival by refering laboratory.

 

Specimen Types:Serum
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
SST
CSF Tube 1
SST
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:Mitochondrial and Autoimmune Neurological Disorder
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Additional Notes:

Contact Us:

Director of Diagnostic Lab: Professor Steve Collins

Scientists: Dr Rosetta Marotta

rosetta.marotta@svhm.org.au

Ms Judy Chin

Ms Maria Chiotis

Laboratory Hours: 9am – 5pm

Mon-Fri (except public holidays).

No urgent testing unless specified