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Ganglioside (GM1) Antibodies, IgG and IgM

Order Name GM1 GANGLI
Test Number: 5565950
Revision Date 10/25/2017
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
GM1 Antibody, IgM
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay 51703-7 
GM1 Antibody, IgG
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay 51729-2 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 0.3 mL (0.1 mL) Serum Clot Activator SST Refrigerated
Instructions Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Unacceptable Conditions: Room temperature specimens. Plasma, CSF, or other body fluids. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or severely lipemic specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Testing Schedule Mon, Wed, Fri 
Expected TAT 2-5 Days  
Clinical Use Ganglioside GM-1 Antibody IgG is associated with the Guillain-Barre syndrome, particularly the acute motor axonal neuropathy variant. Antibody IgM is associated with chronic multifocal motor neuropathy. 
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 50591
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 83516x2
Lab Section Reference Lab