Blood Sciences Test


Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibodies

Specimen

Clotted blood

Test Usage

Acetylcholine receptor antibodies are a highly sensitive and specific marker for generalised myasthenia gravis (80-90% sensitivity); up to 90% of generalised MG cases are AChR positive for AChR antibodies whilst in pure ocular MG up to 50% of patients are positive.

Availability

Referred test

Turnaround Time

Monthly

Assayed By

This investigation is performed at the Immunology Department, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LJ

 

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