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Ganglioside Antibodies

Blood Sciences Test


Specimen

Serum

Special Instructions

Minimum sample volume: 3 ml

Test Usage

Anti-ganglioside antibodies are associated with several immunologically mediated peripheral neuropathies e.g. anti-GM1 (IgM) with multifocal motor neuropathy, GQ1b (IgG) with the Miller-Fisher syndrome and GM1 (IgG) with the Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Anti-ganglioside antibodies are often found at low titres in normal individuals.

Turnaround time

Monthly

Availability

Referred Test

Assayed By

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

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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