Recommendations when to order or not order the test. May include related or preferred tests.
Detect antibodies for P/Q type voltage-gated calcium channels. Aid in the evaluation of muscle weakness in the context neuromuscular junction disorder with or without cancer, or the diagnosis of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes.
Unique test identifier.
Process(es) used to perform the test.
Days of the week the test is performed.
Expected turnaround time for a result, beginning when ARUP has received the specimen.
New York DOH Approval Status
Indicates test has been approved by the New York State Department of Health.
This test is New York DOH approved.
Plain Red or Serum Separator Tube (SST).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Plasma. CSF. Hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month
Normal range/expected value(s) for a specific disease state. May also include abnormal ranges.
Effective November 14, 2011
0.0 to 24.5 pmol/L
24.6 to 45.6 pmol/L
45.7 pmol/L or greater
Background information for test. May include disease information, patient result explanation, recommendations, details of testing, associated diseases, explanation of possible patient results.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Additional information related to the test.
The American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes published in ARUP's Laboratory Test Directory are provided for informational purposes only. The codes reflect our interpretation of CPT coding requirements based upon AMA guidelines published annually. CPT codes are provided only as guidance to assist clients with billing. ARUP strongly recommends that clients confirm CPT codes with their Medicare administrative contractor, as requirements may differ. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. ARUP Laboratories assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes published.
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