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Ganglioside GM 1 Abs, IgG, IgM

Lab Section:  Sendout  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB6259 
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday
Reported: 10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 5.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2 mL.
Overnight fasting is preferred. Plastic screw-cap vial
Transport: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Unacceptable conditions: Received room temperature
Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days


Clinical Indications: Ganglioside GM-1 Antibody IgG is associated with the Guillain-Barre syndrome, particularly the acute motor axonal neuropathy variant. Antibody IgM is associated with chronic multifocal motor neuropathy.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 83520 (x2)
Last Changed: 11/11/2016 08:32:25
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:46:36