Acetyl Choline Receptor Antibody / Achr - Serum

Acetyl Choline Receptor Antibody / Achr - Serum

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An acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody test is used to help diagnose myasthenia gravis (MG) and to distinguish it from other conditions that may cause similar symptoms, such as chronic muscle fatigue and weakness.

This Test Includes

Acetyl Choline Receptor Antibody

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Acetyl Choline Receptor Antibody / Achr - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

To help diagnose myasthenia gravis (MG) and to distinguish between MG and other conditions with similar symptoms.

What is this test

Acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies are autoantibodies produced by the immune system that mistakenly target proteins called acetylcholine receptors that are located on skeletal muscle fibres. This test detects and measures AChR antibodies in the blood.