Striational Antibodies

Test ID: 

705297

CPT code:

86255

Synonyms:

Antistriated Muscle Antibodies

Clinical Use:

Diagnose myasthenia gravis and thymoma

Test Information:

Striational antibodies are detectable in 80% to 100% of patients who have myasthenia gravis and thymoma. Measurement of acetylcholine receptor antibodies and striational antibodies is useful for predicting risk of myasthenia gravis in patients with thymoma.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

0.4 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.2 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed or lipemic serum

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