Ganglioside GD1b Antibody (IgM), EIA

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Patient Preparation
Overnight fasting is preferred

Minimum Volume
0.2 mL

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Night Sets up 2 days a week.

Report Available
Reports in 2 days.

Clinical Significance
Oryganglioside GD1B antibody IgM is associated with chronic sensory ataxia neuropathy, sometimes in association with fixed or transient extracellular or bulbar involvement.

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.