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Myasthenia Gravis Blood Test Panel

The myasthenia gravis blood test panel measures three types of acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies: binding, blocking, and modulating. Measuring AChR antibodies can help your healthcare provider understand whether you need additional testing to evaluate a possible diagnosis for myasthenia gravis.

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Test Code: 086007

CPT Code: 83519 (x3)

Also Known As: Myasthenia Gravis Test, Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody Test, Acetylcholine Receptor Complete Antibody Profile; Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Complete Profile

Methodology:

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

8-10 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 10104

CPT Code: 83519 (x3)

Also Known As: Myasthenia Gravis Test, Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody Test, Acetylcholine Receptor Complete Antibody Profile; Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Complete Profile

Methodology:

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

8-10 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Myasthenia Gravis Blood Test Panel

Myasthenia gravis is a neurological disorder characterized by a weakness in the skeletal muscles. This disorder is caused when there is a breakdown between the normal communication between nerves and muscles. Myasthenia gravis causes the body’s immune system to produce proteins that block neurotransmitters, acetylcholine, which causes weakness and muscle fatigue.

What are the symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

Myasthenia gravis can cause a variety of symptoms that may worsen during activity and improve following periods of rest. Symptoms may include drooping eyelid, decreased control of eye movements, double vision, slurred speech, difficulty breathing, difficulty walking or moving the arms, weak neck muscles, and difficulty swallowing, chewing, or choking.

Who should get tested?

This test may be helpful if you:

  • Have spoken with your healthcare provider and have decided screening is right for you
  • Have signs or symptoms of a possible autoimmune disorder and you and your healthcare provider have discussed screening

What will my test results tell me?

Your test results may help your healthcare provider evaluate AChR antibodies to aid in diagnosing or ruling out myasthenia gravis. Be sure to share your results with your healthcare provider so they can help you determine the next steps in your care.

Are there any risks involved in getting this test?

There is no risk involved in getting this test. You will be asked to give a blood sample at the lab.

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