Basal Ganglia Antibodies

Test investigation

Basal Ganglia Antibodies

Laboratory offering test

Referral laboratory

Also known as/Frequency of test

ABGA

Indications

ABGA A spectrum of disorders are associated with ABGA and streptococcal infection including Sydenham's chorea (prototype), tics (PANDAS), a subset of cases with Tourette's syndrome (TS). The sensitivity and specificity of the antibodies in post-streptococcal neurological patients is 80- 90%. False positive occur.

Comments precautions

Neurology request only Plasma NOT acceptable. Referred outside of EPA

Sample type

Serum

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

4 weeks

Reference intervals

Negative