Test Catalog

Test

Code
F957
Name
VOLTAGE-GATED CALCIUM CHANNEL (VGCC) ANTIBODY
Notes
Description

Also known as: LEMS ANTIBODY, LAMBERT-EATON SYNDROME, CALCIUM CHANNEL AB, VGCC, F957
Orderable Code: F957
Test Contains (LOINC): Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel (VGCC) Ab (33980-4)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type: Serum
Preferred Container: Plain (Red Top) Tube or Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Sample Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimal Sample Volume: 0.2 mL
Handling Instructions
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a Standard Transport Tube.
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient : 72 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thae cycles)
Unsuitable Specimen: CSF. Plasma. Hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens.
TESTING
Frequency: Tuesday
Expected Turn Around: 2 – 9 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Referral Lab: ARUP
Referral Lab Code: 0092628
CPT: 86596
Methodology: Quantitative Radioimmunoassay