Autoimmune encephalitis syndromes = NMDAR, GlyR, GABA A/B, LG1/CASPR2, AMPAR
Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation
Also Known as/Frequency of Test
NMDAR, N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antibodies
Associated with immunotherapy-responsive autoimmune encephalitis. Different antibodies correlate with variable clinical syndromes and can indicate an underlying tumour.
NMDA - Fixed cell and live cell assays are available, Fixed cell assay has a higher sensitivity and is the first line test. Please discuss with immunology if a live cell assay is required. Referred outside EPA.
Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD
Reference intervals (adult unless stated)