What is the acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test?
This acetylcholine test analyses the concentration of a substance called acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody in your blood. Acetylcholine is a chemical that helps the muscles to contract. It acts as a messenger between the nerves and muscles. People who have myasthenia gravis (MG) often make an abnormal protein called acetylcholine receptor antibody.
When is the acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test recommended?
It is recommended:
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.
The AChR antibody test may be ordered when you have signs and symptoms that suggest myasthenia gravis, such as drooping eyelids, double vision, decreased eye movement control, difficulty swallowing, chewing, choking, drooling, and gagging, slurred speech, weak neck muscles, trouble holding up your head, difficulty breathing, difficulty walking, and an altered gait.
In cases of specific muscle weakness but normal feelings and sensations.
The muscle weakness worsens with sustained effort, and it improves with rest.
What does it measure?
The acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test:
Checks the binding of the antibodies and is the most commonly used because it is generally rare for the other two tests to be positive without the binding antibody test being positive as well.
Detects and analyses the presence and level of these acetylcholine receptor antibodies in the blood. A timely blood test helps to monitor the individual's response to treatment. This test measures how much ACHR is present in the body.
This test also helps to determine whether someone has blocked receptors, causing a breakdown in the link between the muscles and the nerves, leading to a disorder known as myasthenia gravis.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 5 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test in Delhi?
The cost of the acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test in Delhi is Rs. 4,000.
How often should I get tested for the acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test?
The acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an acetylcholine receptor binding antibody test with Orange Health in Delhi?
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