LRP4 Autoantibody Test

Test Code
1483

Test Details


Test code: 1483
Type of disorder: Neuromuscular Disorders
Disease(s) tested for: Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
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Technical Information


Clinical Significance: Detects anti-LRP4 (low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4) in the sera of patients with Myasthenia Gravis (MG). The LRP4 protein activates MuSK kinase activity and promotes the clustering of AChR and their stabilization at the NMJ. Anti-LRP4 antibodies are found in approximately 9.2% (range 2% to 50%) of MG patients who are negative for both anti-AChR and anti-MuSK.
Methodology: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
Reference Range: See Laboratory Report

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: 86255

Specimen Requirements


Please label each specimen tube with two forms of patient identification. These forms of identification must also appear on the requisition form.

Specimen Type: Serum
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours, Refrigerated: 25 days, Frozen: 25 days
Specimen Requirements: 2 mL (0.5 mL minimum) serum

Shipping Considerations


Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Set-up/Analytic Time: 7-14 days

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