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Test ID: FMUSK    
MuSK Antibody

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluates the presence of quantitative antibodies to muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase (MuSK)

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Negative:          <1:10

Borderline:          1:10

Positive:           > or = 1:20


Test Performed by: Athena Diagnostics

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                             Marlborough, MA 01752

Clinical Reference Provides recommendations for further in-depth reading of a clinical nature

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4. Hopf, C. et al. J. Bio. Chem. 1998; 273: 6467-6473.

5. Husain, A. et al. Ann NY Acad Sci. 1998; 13:471-474.

6. Nakahama, Y. et al. Clinical Neurology. 2007: 47:356-8