Striated muscle antibodies
Please note: This antibody is found in
25-40% of all patients with Myasthenia gravis, almost all (80-100%)
have myasthenia with thymoma.
Detection of IgG antibodies to contractile elements of the
Request via ICE.
Assay is performed as required.
It is essential to give 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. The assay is performed as required.
Red top tube. Gold top SST tube will be accepted.
Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as is
Aliquot and store at 4-8°C prior to testing and at -20°C or
below for up to 1 month after receipt.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.
Inadequately completed request form.
Delay in sample reaching laboratory.
A qualitative result is given and samples are reported as
Positive, Weak Positive or Negative.