Skip to main content

Login to North West London Pathology – consumables service

If you need a new account or you have a query about your order, please telephone the pathology call centre on 0203 313 5353.

If you have forgotten your password you can reset this yourself. Please click here if you have forgotten your password.

Results Line and Enquiries

0203 313 5353

Voltage gated calcium antibodies (VGC, calcium channel antibodies)

Category Immunology
Test background

Voltage gated calcium channel antibodies are seen in 85% of patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).

Clinical Indications

Suspected Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
Muscle weakness with small cell lung carcinoma

Reference range

Negative = <45pM

Sample & container required Serum (RST rust top), CSF not required
Sample volume 5-10 mL blood (2 mL serum);
Turnaround time 28 days

Not currently performed in house; this test is performed by radioimmunoassay at OUH Oxford Immunology Laboratory