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
Myelin Associated Antibodies (MAG) may be requested individually or if the full screen is required then request Ganglioside antibodies which includes:
GM1 antibodies IgG & IgM
GQ1B antibodies IgG only
Myelin Associated Antibodies (MAG)
Please note: GD1 antibody testing is unavailable.
Specimen Collection 3.5 mL SST Serum (Preferred) 4 mL Plain Serum Paediatric 3xMicro-SST Serum