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Motor and Sensory Neuropathy Evaluation

ARUP #2007966, EPIC: LAB6738, SOFT: XMNSE


This assay includes the following assays: GM1 Antibodies, Asialo-GM1 Abs, MAG Antibodies IgM, SGPG Antibodies IgM, GD1a Antibodies, GD1b Antibodies, Neuronal Nuclear Ab, and GQ1b Antibodies.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube.

Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 2.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 1.0 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Hemolyzed specimens.
  • Lipemic specimens.
  • Severely icteric specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.


Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 year

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.


Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.


Results available in 2-10 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)/Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody/Qualitative Immunoblot.


Low concentrations of one or more antibodies in this evaluation can be associated with neuropathies secondary to infectious, inflammatory or systemic autoimmune diseases. However, high concentrations of one or more antibodies, especially with paraproteinemia (as indicated by immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE), are suggestive of a primary immune-mediated peripheral neuropathy.

Clinical Utility

This assay aids in the diagnosis and clinical management of patients with motor, sensory or sensorimotor neuropathy associated with aberrant autoantibody responses to antigens in the nervous system. This assay may also be used to evaluate patients with silicone gel implants with neurologic involvement/ neuropathy.

CPT Code

83516x7, 86255. Add 83516 and 86256 if reflexed.

Test Codes

ARUP #2007966, EPIC: LAB6738, SOFT: XMNSE

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