Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibodies, Complete Profile Blood Test

Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibodies, Complete Profile Blood Test

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This test is used to diagnose myasthenia gravis (MG); monitor response to treatment of myasthenia gravis.

Test #086007

$279.00

Availability: In stock

Preparation No special preparation required. False positives can occur in patients with serum drawn within 48 hours of administration of general anesthesia and muscle relaxants. Antibodies to α-bungarotoxin may sometimes be found in patients treated with snake venom. Recently administered radioisotopes may interfere with the assay in unpredictable ways. Acetylcholine receptor autoantibodies are not typically found in congenital myasthenia gravis.
Test Results 7-10 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder manifested by muscle weakness caused by the loss or dysfunction of acetylcholine receptors (AChR) of skeletal muscle. Acetylcholine is a chemical that helps muscles contract. It acts as a messenger between nerves and muscles. People who have myasthenia gravis (MG) often make an abnormal protein called acetylcholine receptor antibody.

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