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Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies, Striated Muscle Antibody and Titin Antibody

Mnemonic:    [ACR StrMus Titn]
Name:    Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies, Striated Muscle Antibody and Titin Antibody
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells within one hour.
Plasma is unacceptable.

Hemolyzed, lipemic or moderately icteric samples are unacceptable.

Frozen samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2005639
  Method:    Multiple Methods
Note:    Includes:
--Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Ab
--Acetylcholine Receptor Blocking Ab
--Striated Muscle IgG Ab Screen w/Titer
--Titin Ab

If Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Antibody result is greater than 0.4 nmol/L or Acetylcholine Receptor Blocking Antibody result is greater than 26 percent, then Acetylcholine Receptor Modulating Antibody will be added. If Striated Muscle Ab is detected, then a titer will be added. Additional charges apply.