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Voltage gated K+ Channel Antibody (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Anti-VGKC.
Laboratory:Molecular
Test Code:MND
Medicare rebatable:Yes
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, GABAB , AMPA, ANTI- LGI 1, ANTI -CASPR2, ANTI- DPPX. (1.0ML csf is adequate for combination testing).

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

CSF: request for 1.0mls

Samples not available for delivery following collection are to the department to book in an to be stored at 4 oC. Storage at 4 o C is suitable for up to 2 weeks thereafter samples need to be frozen and sent on dry ice.

 

Specimen Types:Serum
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
SST
CSF Tube 1
SST
Collection & Request Instructions:

Associated with Acquired neuromyotonia and Limbic encephalitis-like syndromes.

 Please include all the provisional, diagnosis or clinical signs.

Transport Instructions:Store at 4C
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

Urgent requests can be performed within 72hrs of recieval by refering  laboratory.

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.