Voltage gated Potassium Channel Antibodies

Test investigation

Voltage gated Potassium Channel Antibodies

Laboratory offering test

Referral laboratory

Also known as/Frequency of test

VGKC

Indications

Potassium channel antibodies are found in patients with acquired neuromyotonia (40-50%), Morvan's syndrome, limbic encephalitis (paraneoplastic and idiopathic), as well as patients with facio-brachial dystonic seizures (FBDS). Both Morvan's and Limbic Enceophalitis can be associated with thymoma or small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC).

Comments precautions

Referred outside of EPA.

Sample type

Serum

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

4 weeks