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Basal ganglia antibodies (ABGA)

Category Immunology
Test background

ABGA have been associated with post-streptococcal movement disorders (usually tics and chorea) and psychiatric disturbance in children (Sydenham’s chorea).

Clinical Indications

Sydenham's chorea tic disorders

Reference range


Sample & container required Serum (rust top RST tube)
Sample volume 5-10 mL blood (1 mL serum)
Turnaround time 28 days

This test is performed by Western Immunoblotting at the Neuroimmunology Laboratory, Queens Square, UCLH. Test includes antibodies to enolase, pyruvate kinase, and aldolase.