Purpose of the test
Autoantibodies to striated muscle components have been described in myasthenia gravis. The patterns seen in indirect immunofluorescence appear to show some minor variations. This may well reflect the many antigenic targets present in striated muscle such as actin, myosin and several others. These antibodies have may also be found in association with thymoma as certain thymic cells also express antigens in common with striated muscle.
2 ml freshly separated serum
Storage and Transport
Serum stored at 4°C should be sent by first class post
10 working days
Time Limit for Extra Tests
Factors affecting results or interpretation
All tests are compromised by prolonged transit times. For this reason, date of bleed and date of postage must be provided with each request.
Price available on application - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounts could be available for significant workloads.
Dr Ted Davies, Consultant Clinical Scientist
T 020 3299 9000 Ex 8752
John Cazabon or Rosemary Ebling, Lead Biomedical Scientists
T 020 3299 1559