Extension of the assays on offer for the testing of neural antibodies

Dear colleagues,

Labor Krone already offers a broad spectrum of assays for the analysis of neural antibodies. For instance, there are panels available for the testing of relevant antibodies associated with autoimmune encephalitides, polyneuropathies or myasthenic syndromes.

In addition to this, diagnostics for MOG (myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein)-antibodies by live-cell assay is carried out at Labor Krone now. MOG-antibodies are important indicators on suspicion of ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis), NMO/NMOSD (neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders) or myelitis. Labor Krone has the benefit of using the live-cell assay, a highly sensitive method, developed by Prof Dr Markus Reindl (University of Innsbruck). All assays concerning neural antibodies will be evaluated and individually interpreted by Dr Corinna Bien (Neurologist, assistant physician for laboratory medicine) and Prof Dr Christian Bien (Head physician of the Epilepsy Centre Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany). For any questions regarding results, please contact our specialist advisory service during our telephone consultation hours, weekdays from 11.00 a. m. to 12.00 p. m., +49 5222 8076-300.

For the analysis of MOG-antibodies we recommend to test the serum. CSF may be tested additionally, if desired. Approximately one milliliter is required of each material. The samples can be send by mail without cooling requirements any day of the week. Analyses are usually carried out twice a week. In case of positive findings, an endpoint titration is regularly performed.

You’ll find general information relating to the analysis of neural antibodies at Labor Krone online. For any questions regarding antibody-requests or for ordering the request form Formtype 18, please contact us on the following telephone number +49 5222 8076-259 or send an E-Mail to neuroak@laborkrone.de. To order shipping material please call +49 5222 8076-444.