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Test ID: MGT1    
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Evaluation, Thymoma, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Recommended for investigation of: 1) a patient with suspected or proven thymoma, whether or not symptoms or signs of myasthenia gravis (MG) are present (also of value for serially monitoring patients after removal of thymoma; a rising autoantibody titer may herald tumor persistence or recurrence), or emergence of an unrelated neoplasm and 2) a bone marrow transplant recipient with suspected graft-versus-host disease, particularly if there is evidence of weakness.

 

See Myasthenia Gravis: Thymoma Diagnostic Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Additional Information: Patient should have no general anesthetic or muscle-relaxant drugs in the previous 24 hours.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 72 hours