Blood Sciences Test


Myelin Associated Glycoprotein Antibodies

Specimen

Serum

Special Instructions

Minimum sample volume: 3 ml

Test Usage

Myelin Associated Glycoprotein (MAG) autoantibodies are frequently associated with peripheral neuropathy. These autoantibodies frequently occur with IgM paraproteinaemia. MAG autoantibodies, contribute directly to the pathogenesis of peripheral neuropathies. Patients with anti-MAG antibody titres may respond favourably to therapeutic intervention. Testing for the presence of these autoantibodies is useful for diagnosis as well as monitoring of therapy.

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