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Acetylcholine Receptor Blocking Antibody

Components

Name Method Department Units
Acetylchol Receptor Ab, Block Flow cytometry
Send Out %

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Reasons for Rejection

  • Contamination
  • Gross lipemia
  • Gross hemolysis

CPT Code

  • 83516