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 forwarded to Microbiology (NPV) prior to sending to referring laboratory.
Can be ordered in combination with GABAB , AMPA, 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 6.5mls of blood collected in serum gel (SST)
CSF: request for 1.0ml
Storage at 4oC is suitable for up to 2 weeks thereafter samples need to be frozen and sent on dry ice.