The clinical information for the test must be clearly written on the request form. If clinical information is not provided, or does not provide sufficient justification for the test, the test may be declined.
Declined tests :
If a test is declined, the specimen will be held for a reasonable period (usually 3 weeks but dependant on the viability of the sample). Medical practitioners seeking approval for a declined test should email the LabPLUS Immunology Team , giving the patient's name and NHI number and the clinical justification for the test. If unable to email, call the on-call Immunologist via Lablink (09-3078995).
Test vetting policy
Ganglioside antibodies are performed as a standard panel using the following targets:
All targets are tested for both IgG and IgM antibody isotypes:
This test is performed at:
Specimen Collection 3.5 mL Adult SST Serum (Preferred) 4 mL Adult Plain Serum