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Myelin sheath antibodies

Category Immunology
Test background

Myelin-associated glycoprotein autoantibodies are often related to the onset of sensory-motor polyneuropathies.

Clinical Indications

Adult onset neuropathy (distal, symmetrical) Gait disorder Tremor

Reference range


Sample & container required RST (rust top), Gel SST (yellow top), Can also be performed on CSF
Sample volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround time 28 days

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Department of Immunology at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.