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Voltage gated calcium

Lab Code : VGC

Test Background
Voltage gated calcium channel antibodies are seen in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.

Clinical Indications
Suspected Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.

Reference Range

0-45 pM

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

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Department of Immunology at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

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