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Test ID: Z0251

Striated Muscle Ab

  • CPT Code: 83520
  • LOINC: 8097-8
  • Specimen Type: Red or SST
  • Frequency: Setup: Sun-Thur; analytic time 3 days
  • Instructions: 1.5mL serum from red or SST tube, refrigerate. Min 1.0mL. Gross hemolysis or lipemia unacceptable.
  • Text: Autoantibodies directed against the contractile elements of striated muscle are found in 30% of adult patients with myasthenia gravis and in 80% of those with thymoma. These abs may also be detected in patients with: Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, small-cell lung carcinoma, breast carcinoma, patients treated with D-penicillamine, etc.
  • Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

 

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