HMGCR Autoantibodies

Test investigation

HMGCR Autoantibodies

Laboratory offering test

Referral laboratory

Also known as/Frequency of test

HMG; Statin associated myopathy; necrotising myopathy

Indications

Associated with Immune mediated necrotising proximal myopathy. Initially considered to be statin induced this is now recognised to occur in patients with no statin exposure. Strong association with co-existing malignancy.

Comments precautions

Referred outside of EPA

Sample type

Serum

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

2 weeks