MUSK ANTIBODY TEST
- MUSK ANTIBODY TEST
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- Muscle-Specific Receptor Tyrosine Kinase
- CPT Codes
- As applied by Athena Diagnostics:83516; 83519
- Reference Test
- Transport Info
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
- Fasting Required?
- 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
Positive: ≥ 20
Evaluates the presence of antibodies to muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase (MuSK).
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)