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Test ID: GM1B    
Ganglioside Antibody Panel, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Antiganglioside antibodies in serum are detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). Ganglioside antigens (GM1, Asialo GM1, and GD1b) adsorbed to wells of ELISA plates are incubated with patient's serum or controls. The plates are washed and alkaline phosphatase conjugated antihuman IgG or IgM antibodies (ie, secondary) are added in a second incubation. The wash step is repeated and enzyme substrate is added. Absorbance is measured and results are expressed as antibody titer, ie, the greatest dilution at which the absorbance of wells that contain patient serum is greater than 2.0 times the mean absorbance of normal sera tested simultaneously.(Taylor BV, Gross L, Windebank AJ: The sensitivity and specificity of anti-GM1 antibody testing. Neurology 1996 October;47:951-955)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Tuesday, Thursday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

5 to 8 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

28 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester