SULFATIDE ANTIBODY TEST

Code
000.0000
Name
SULFATIDE ANTIBODY TEST
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Anti-Sulfatide Antibody
CPT Codes
83520 x 2
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
45116
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Red, Plain

Volume

2.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Room Temperature

Refrigerate if not shipped same day

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

IgG Titer: ≤ 1,500
IgM Titer: ≤ 1,500

Methodology

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Clinical Significance

Aid in establishing diagnosis of autoimmune peripheral anti-Sulfatide neuropathy.

Autoimmune peripheral neuropathies can be identified as anti-MAG, anti-GM1, anti-Sulfatide, or anti-GALOP. When a diagnosis cannot be made based on clinical workup and electrophysiological studies, autoantibody testing can be used to help identify the specific cause of an autoimmune peripheral neuropathy. Autoantibody tests can help identify the etiology of sensory, sensorimotor, and motor neuropathies. It is important to classify the etiology of a patient's peripheral neuropathy because each of these neuropathies responds differently to various treatment options. Several types of therapy are used to treat autoimmune PN: steroids, IVIg, cyclophosphamide, and plasma exchange.

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