ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY PANEL

Mnemonic

ACHRP

Includes

Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Antibody, Acetylcholine Receptor Blocking Antibody, Acetylcholine Receptor Modulating Antibody

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Severely lipemic, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 

Testing Information

Note

If Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Antibody result is greater than 0.4 nmol/L or Acetylcholine Receptor Blocking Antibody result is greater than 26%, Acetylcholine Receptor Modulating Antibody will be added.

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

5-7 days

Method

Quantitative Radioimmunoassay/Semi-Quantitative Flow Cytometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (2001571)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83519 ACHR Binding Ab; 83516 ACHR Blocking Ab; if reflexed, add 83516 ACHR Modulating Ab

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:54 AM