Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidase-Like Protein 6 (DPPX) Antibody, IgG by IFA With Reflex to Titer, Serum
Aids in diagnosis of limbic encephalitis. May be used to monitor treatment response in individuals who initially test positive for DPPX antibodies. The presence of DPPX antibodies may be associated with hyperexcitability, pleocytosis, and frequent diarrhea. DPPX encephalitis may be paraneoplastic; hematologic malignancies are reported in a subset of patients.
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
New York DOH Approval Status
Serum separator tube.
Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
CSF or plasma. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 30 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Effective November 15, 2021
Less than 1:10
Anti-DPPX IgG antibody is found in a subset of patients with autoimmune 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 limbic encephalitis.
This indirect fluorescent antibody cell-based assay (CBA) utilizes dipeptidyl aminopeptidase-like protein 6 (DPPX) transfected cells for the detection of the DPPX IgG antibody.
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.
If DPPX antibody IgG is positive, then DPPX antibody IgG titer will be added. Additional charges apply.
86255; if reflexed, add 86256
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3004361||DPPX Ab IgG CBA IFA Screen, Serum||94676-4|