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Voltage gated calcium

Category Immunology
Test background

Voltage gated calcium channel antibodies are seen in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.

Clinicial Indications

Suspected Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.

Reference range

0-45 pM

Sample & container required RST (rust top), Gel SST (yellow top), Can also be performed on CSF
Sample volume 5-10 mL (2 mL serum); Please clearly state if calcium or potassium channels are also required
Turnaround time 28 days
Notes

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