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Voltage gated potassium channel antibody

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB6190 
Methodology: Quantitative Radioimmunoassay
Schedule: Tuesdays
Reported: 3-10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2.0 mL.
Plain red or serum separator tube.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable conditions: Plasma, Grossly lipemic or icteric specimens.
Stability: Ambient: Less than 72 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Screening test for Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel (VGKC) antibody receptor complex-associated autoantibodies. Assay does not identify Contactin Associated Protein 2 (CASPR2) Antibody or Leucine-rich Glioma Inactivated 1 Protein (LGI1) antibodies individually.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference lab.
CPT Code(s): 83519
Last Changed: 12/16/2016 14:28:04
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 03:10:44