Recent changes for Voltage gated K+ Channel Antibody (Sendaway Test)
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 5.0 mls 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.
Associated with Acquired neuromyotonia and Limbic encephalitis-like syndromes.
Please include all the provisional, diagnosis or clinical signs.
Urgent requests can be performed within 72hrs of recieval by refering laboratory.
Director of Diagnostic Lab: Professor Steve Collins
Scientists: Dr Rosetta Marotta
Ms Judy Chin
Ms Maria Chiotis
Laboratory Hours: 9am – 5pm
Mon-Fri (except public holidays).
No urgent testing unless specified.