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NMDA Receptor Antibody (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:NMDAR
NDMA receptor ab
Anti-glutamate receptor (type NMDA)
N-methyl-D-aspartate Indirect immunofluorescence
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 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.

 

Specimen Types:Serum
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
SST
CSF Tube 1
SST
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

 

 

Additional Notes:

Contact Us:

Professor Steven Collins (Consultant Neurologist and Head of Diagnostic Laboratory)

Dr Rosetta Marotta (Senior scientist) 
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