Blood Sciences Test


Alpha3 Ganglionic Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies

Specimen

Serum

Minimum sample volume

3 ml

Test Usage

Ganglionic (alpha3) acetylcholine receptor antibodies have been reported in the sera of some patients with autoimmune autonomic neuropathy. Their frequency is not yet known. They may also be found in patients with paraneoplastic disorders particularly in association with small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) or thymoma. Their presence suggests an immunotherapy-responsive condition – Vernino S. et al., NEJM 2000:343 847-855

Turnaround time

14 working days

Availability

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