Ganglioside antibodies-GD1a, GD1b and GT1b
Clinical Indications (specialist request only)
Detection of IgG and IgM antibodies against gangliosides GD1a,
GD1b and GT1b.
Request via ICE
Assay performed as required.
It is essential to provide relevant clinical information.
No special preparation is required.
All samples are generally sent to referral
laboratory within 3 working days of receipt in the
laboratory. Samples are batched and the assay is performed once per
Serum in red top tube
Gold top (SST) tube will be accepted
Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as is
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample
Inadequately completed request form
Delay in sample reaching laboratory.
Aliquot and store at 4-8°C prior to testing and at -20°C or
below for up to 1 month after receipt.
Samples are tested for the presence of anti GD1a, GD1b and GT1b
antibodies by Enzyme Immunoassay and the results reported as
Positive or Negative.