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Muscle Specific Tyrosine Kinase (MUSK)

Referred to:

Department of Immunology
The Churchill Hospital
Old Road

General information

Specimen transport: At room temperature

Repeat frequency: At significant change of clinical symptoms

Special precautions: None

Laboratory information

Normal reference range: Negative

Volume and sample type: 7ml clotted blood

Method: RIA

Turnaround time (calendar days from sample receipt to authorised result): Median - 16, 95th percentile - 34

Clinical information

Indications for the test: Patients suspected of Myasthenia gravis and who are acetylcholine receptor antibody negative.

Factors affecting the test: None


ICE reference: Anti-MuSK Antibodies


(Last updated May 29th 2018)