Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic Acid (AMPA) Receptor Antibody, IgG by IFA with Reflex to Titer, Serum
Aid in diagnosis of limbic encephalitis. May be used in monitoring treatment response in individuals who are antibody positive. The presence of AMPA receptor antibodies may be associated with psychosis, with or without seizures; AMPA encephalitis may be paraneoplastic but tumor type is variable (thymic, lung, and breast cancer).
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plain Red.
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)
Hemolyzed, contaminated, or severely lipemic specimens.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month
Less than 1:10
Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazoleproprionic acid (AMPA) receptor antibody is found in a subset of patients with autoimmune limbic encephalitis and may occur with or without associated tumor. Decreasing antibody levels may be associated with therapeutic response; therefore, clinical correlation must be strongly considered. A negative test result does not rule out a diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis.
This indirect fluorescent antibody assay utilizes AMPA transfected cell lines for the detection and semi-quantification of AMPA IgG antibody.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
If Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic Acid (AMPA) Receptor Antibody, IgG by IFA with Reflex to Titer, Serum is positive, then an Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic Acid (AMPA) Receptor Antibody Titer, IgG, Serum is reported. Additional charges apply.
86255; if reflexed, add 86256
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3001261||AMPA Receptor Ab IgG Screen, Serum||82733-7|