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Alternate test name

Autoimmune encephalitis, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies, anti-glutamate receptor antibodies

Lab area
Microbiology - Serology
Method and equipment
Specimen type
  • CSF
Specimen requirements
  • CSF - 0.5 mL  
  • send in sterile screw top tube.
Storage and 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.
Background and clinical significance

Investigation for encephalitis

Disease condition
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
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