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Myelin sheath antibodies


Lab Code : MAGA


Test Background
Myelin-associated glycoprotein autoantibodies are often related to the onset of sensory-motor polyneuropathies.


Clinical Indications
Adult onset neuropathy (distal, symmetrical) Gait disorder Tremor


Reference Range
Negative


Sample Required
RST (rust top), Gel SST (yellow top), Can also be performed on CSF


Sample Volume
5-10 mL (1 mL serum)


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.


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