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AMPA

Alternative Names:Anti-glutamate receptor (type AMPA)
Alpha-amino-3-hydrosy-5-methyl-4-isoxazol-propion acid Indirect immunofluorescence
Laboratory:Molecular
Test Code:MND
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

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

Can be ordered in combincation with : NMDA, GABAB, ANTI-LGI 1, ANTI- CASPR2, ANTI DPPX, ANTI- VGKC. (1.0mls csf is adequate for combination testing).

Samples suitable for auto-antibody screening:

Blood Serum: request for 10mls of blood collected in serum gel 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 within 72hrs

Specimen Types:Cerebrospinal Fluid
Serum
Container Types:
CSF Tube 1
SST
CSF Tube 1
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Store at 4'C
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

Email: 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.