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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Acetylcholine receptor antibodies
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
6 mls
Reference Ranges
Negative
Storage
4 C
Discipline
Immunology
Clinical notes
Acetylcholine receptor antibodies are positive in 80-90% of patients with myasthenia gravis (a lower percentage in patients with ocular myasthenia and in those with penicillamine-induced myasthenic syndrome).  They are not present in normal subjects.
Turn around time
14 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017