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Neuronal Antibodies - Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Alternate Names
Paraneoplastic Antibodies, ANNA-1, Anti-Hu, ANNA-2, Anti-Ri, Anti-PCA-1, Anti-Yo, Anti-PCA-2, Anti-CV2, CRMP5, Anti-PCA-Tr, Anti-Ma, Anti-Ta, Anti-GAD, Anti-amphiphysin
Ordering Information

Screening for neuronal antibodies will be performed via indirect immunofluorescence. If screening is positive, additional specificities will be performed (see below):

  • ANNA-1/anti-Hu
  • ANNA-2/anti-Ri
  • Anti-PCA-1/anti-Yo
  • Anti-PCA-2
  • Anti-CV2/CRMP5
  • Anti-PCA-Tr
  • Anti-Ma/Ta
  • Anti-GAD
  • Anti-amphiphysin
Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
CSF
Container
Sterile CSF tube
Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
Once a month
Reference Interval

This test is not performed in-house. Refer to reference interval on results report.

Test Code
NEURAB
Container ID
CSF4,CSF1,CSF2,CSF3,CR,CRS,CB,CBS
Storage Instructions
Store frozen at -20 deg C
Transport Instructions
Transport frozen
External Laboratory
Pathology Queensland, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital