Lab Code : VGC
Test Background Voltage gated calcium channel antibodies are seen in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.
Clinical Indications Suspected Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.
Sample Required RST (rust top), Gel SST (yellow top), Can also be performed on CSF
Sample Volume 5-10 mL (2 mL serum)Please clearly state if calcium or potassium channels are also required
Turnaround Time 28 days
Notes Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Department of Immunology at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.