Blood Sciences Test


N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (NMDAR) Antibodies

Specimen

Serum

Special Instructions

Minimum sample volume: 3 ml

Test Usage

NMDAR antibody was first found in young female patients with ovarian tumours & prominent psychiatric symptoms, amnesia, seizures, dyskinesias, autonomic dysfunction & decreased level of consciousness. The antibodies are now also found in males or females with no known tumour, & in children. Their presence suggests an immunotherapy-responsive condition.

Reviewed in Dalmau J et al. Lancet Neurol. 2011

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