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Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Antibodies

Referred to:

Department of Immunology
The Churchill Hospital
Old Road

General information

Specimen transport: At room temperature

Repeat frequency: significant change of clinical symptoms

Special precautions: None

Laboratory information

Normal reference range: 0-45 pmol

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: Lambert Eaton Myasthenic syndrome, cerebellar degeneration

Factors affecting the test: VGCC antibodies may be found with paraneoplastic neuronal antibodies


ICE reference: Anti VGCC Antibodies


(Last updated May 29th 2018)