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Testing for Autoimmune Neurological Disorders



Updated: April 2014

Autoantibody tests performed on serum and spinal fluid aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune disorders of the brain, nerve, and muscle that are often a reflection of immune responses initiated by unsuspected cancer. These disorders are commonly mistaken for multiple sclerosis, stroke, and untreatable degenerative disorders.

Dysautonomias

Lambert-Eaton Syndrome (LES) / Myasthenia Gravis (MG) / Thymoma

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Paraneoplastic Disorders

  • Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation: Serum | CSF
  • NMDA-Receptor Autoantibody by CBA: Serum | CSF

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Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Spectrum Disorders

  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-IgG Cell-Binding Assay: CSF | Serum

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