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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
Voltage gated potassium/calcium channel antibodies.
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
6 mls
Reference Ranges
Reported as Negative or a value in pM
Storage
4'C
Discipline
Immunology
Clinical notes
Voltage gated calcium channel (VGCC) antibodies occur in patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.Negative VGCC  up to 45 PM, positive greater than 45 PMVoltage gated potassium channel (VGKC) antibodies occur in patients with aquired neuromyotonia.
Turn around time
21 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017