ENA Myositis Blot

Description: 
Inflammatory Myopathies are a group of rare muscle diseases that result in the inflammation and degeneration of skeletal muscle tissue, causing muscle weakness. Inflammatory Myopathies include dermatomyositis, polymyositis, idiopathic myositis, antisynthetase syndrome and overlapping syndromes.  This assay provides a qualitative in vitro method for detecting 16 myositis associated human autoantibodies against Mi-2 alpha, Mi-2 beta, TIF1g, MDA5, NXP2, SAE1, Ku, PM-Scl100, PM-Scl75, Jo-1, SRP, PL-7, PL-12, EJ, OJ, and Ro-52 antigens.
Reference range: 

Negative

Synonyms or keywords: 
Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Synthetase, Polymyositis
Units: 
Negative/ Equivocal/Weak Positive/Positive/Strong Positive
Sample type and Volume required: 
Serum
Turnaround time: 
14 days
Storage and transport: 
Samples may be stored at 4°C prior to dispatch. The use of first class letter post without the need for coolant is sufficient
Time limit for extra tests: 
10 days
Contacts:
Diagnostic Immunology and Allergy Department at King's College Hospital
General Enquiry : 020 3299 8752 / 020 3299 1171
King's College Hospital
Bessemer Wing - 1st Floor
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 14/10/2020