Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Evaluation, Pediatric
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Muscle acetylcholine receptor (AChR) binding (IgG and IgM) are measured quantitatively by immunoprecipitation assays. The high-affinity ligand (125)I-alpha-bungarotoxin is complexed with detergent-solubilized muscle AChR prepared from a mixture of innervated and denervated human muscle. AChR modulating antibodies is detected in a bioassay; (125)I-bungarotoxin measures percent loss of AChR from viable, noninnervated, monolayer cultures of human muscle cells following 14-hour incubation with patient's serum.(Griesmann GE, Kryzer TJ, Lennon VA: Autoantibody profiles of myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. In Manual of Clinical and Laboratory Immunology. Sixth edition. Edited by NR Rose, RG Hamilton, B Detrick. Washington, DC, ASM Press, 2002, pp 1005-1012)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
ACh receptor (muscle) binding antibody: Monday through Thursday; 6 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.
ACh receptor (muscle) modulating antibodies: Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test