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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Anti-NMDAR (N-Methyl-D-aspartate-receptor) antibodies

Clinical Significance

Investigation for encephalitis

Test Name

Anti-NMDAR (N-Methyl-D-aspartate-receptor) antibodies

Alternate Name/ Synonym

  • Encephalitis
  • anti N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies
  • anti-glutamate receptor antibodies

Test Code

NMDGO, NMDGOC

Division

Microbiology-Serology

Method

IIFT

External Proficiency Testing

Alternate assessment procedure

Turn Around Time

1x per week, dictated by demand

Disease/Condition

  • Autoimmune encephalitis

Specimen Type

  • Serum
  • CSF

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • Serum - 0.5 mL
  • CSF - 0.5 mL  

Storage/Transportation

  • Specimens can be stored at 4ºC for up to 14 days or frozen. Specimens may be shipped on wet ice or on dry ice.

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212