Ordering Recommendation

May be useful in testing for autoimmune neuropathies. Test by itself is not diagnostic and should be used in conjunction with other clinical parameters to confirm disease.


Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay




1-8 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or severely lipemic specimens.


After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Interval

Test Number
Reference Interval
  MAG Antibody, IgM Elisa Less than 1000 TU
  SGPG Antibody, IgM Less than 1.00 IV

Interpretive Data

An elevated IgM antibody concentration greater than 999 TU against myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) suggests active demyelination in peripheral neuropathy. A normal concentration (less than 999 TU) generally rules out an anti-MAG antibody-associated peripheral neuropathy.

The majority of sulfate-3-glucuronyl paragloboside (SGPG) IgM-positive sera will show reactivity against MAG. Patients who are SGPG IgM positive and MAG IgM negative may have multi-focal motor neuropathy with conduction block.

TU=Titer Units

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.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Hotline History


CPT Codes

83516 x2


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0051284 SGPG Antibody, IgM 31666-1
0051285 MAG Antibody, IgM Elisa 17314-6
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  • MAG and SGPG Antibodies
  • MAG Antibody Dual ELISA
  • MAG Dual Antigen
  • MAG IgM
  • Myelin Assoc. Glycoprotein (MAG) Antibody w/Reflex to MAG-SGPG & MAG, EIA
  • SGPG IgM
Myelin Associated Glycoprotein (MAG) Antibodies, IgM and Sulfate-3-Glucuronyl Paragloboside (SGPG) Antibodies, IgM