MUSK ANTIBODY TEST

Code
000.0000
Name
MUSK ANTIBODY TEST
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Muscle-Specific Receptor Tyrosine Kinase
CPT Codes
As applied by Athena Diagnostics:83516; 83519
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
45702
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Red, Plain

Volume

2.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

NOTE: SBMF does not provide insurance filing or patient billing services for tests referred to Athena Diagnostics. If you would like Athena Diagnostics to file insurance or bill the patient please submit an Athena Diagnostics Test Requisition with complete billing information along with the specimen(s). Refer to www.athenadiagnostics.com for Athena's billing policies and downloadable test requisitions.

*** ATTENTION PATIENTS WITH ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OR ANY OUT-OF-MASSACHUSETTS BCBS PLAN ***
Athena Diagnostics requires full payment by BCBS patients in advance of testing. Patients must contact Athena at 800-394-4493 and pre-pay for testing before specimens are collected. See Athena's BCBS Letter for more information.

Reference Range

Negative: < 10
Borderline: 10
Positive: ≥ 20

Methodology

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Clinical Significance

Evaluates the presence of antibodies to muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase (MuSK).
Neuromuscular Disorders

Typical Presentation:
Bulbar weakness is predominant; Ptosis, diplopia, dysarthria, facial weakness, difficulty chewing or swallowing; Other signs and symptoms may vary

Disease(s) tested for:
Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

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