Neuronal blot

Test investigation

Neuronal blot

Laboratory offering test

Referral laboratory

Also known as/Frequency of test

Paraneoplastic Antibody, Hu, Ri, Yo, PNMA2, TrMa2/Ta, Amphiphysin, CV2, Zic4, SOX1, ANNA-1, ANNA-2

Indications

Identifies antibodies associated with paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. The presence of these antibodies can be associated with an underlying tumour.

Comments precautions

Initial screen on IIF with all positives confirmed on immunoblot. CSF samples will not be accepted.

Ideal sample age for accurate results maximum acceptable sample age

Referred outside of EPA

Sample type

Serum

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

2 weeks

Reference intervals

Negative