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VGKC Antibody Test #485
Type of Disorder: Paraneoplastic Disorders
Typical Presentation: Acute or subacute onset symptoms of limbic encephalitis including confusion/dementia, depression/anxiety and/or seizures or hallucinations
Disease(s) tested for: Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Antibodies
Test Details
Test Code: 485
Profiles that contain this test: NeoComplete Paraneoplastic Profile with Recombx, NeoEncephalitis Paraneoplastic Profile with Recombx, Neuromyotonia Evaluation
Informed Consent Required: No
Technical Information
Utility: Detection of antibodies to voltage gated potassium channels (VGKC) using RIA
Methodology: Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Patents: N/A
CPT Coding
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
CPT 2013: 83519(1)
Shipping Considerations
Please label each specimen tube with two forms of patient identification. These forms of identification must also appear on the requisition form.
Preferred Specimen Requirements
Type: Serum
Minimum Volume: 2ml
Collection Tube: Red Top
Storage Conditions: Refrigerate if not shipped same day. Serum stable up to three days. Ship whole blood immediately.
Shipping Conditions: Room temperature, avoid freezing. Ship same day.
Test Turnaround: 7-14 days
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