NEUROMUSCULAR CLINICAL LABORATORY: Antibody Information

Neuromuscular Clinical Lab
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 S. Euclid, Box 8111
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-362-2406
FAX: 314-362-3413
    C.A.P. Lab # 19233-16
Medicare provider # 26-8235
CLIA Certificate # 26D0652044
New York State # 3499
California # COS 00800679
Florida # 800028650
Director: Alan Pestronk, M.D. (314-362-6981)
Web Site: http://neuromuscular.wustl.edu/over/labdis.html

To obtain antibody testing:
    ·      Draw blood in a red top tube
    ·      Send: 2 to 3 ml of serum
    ·      Send with requisition, at room temp (freezing is not necessary), via overnight mail to
                Neuromuscular Clinical Lab: Pestronk
                Washington University Medical School.
                Department of Neurology, Box 8111
                660 South Euclid Avenue
                St. Louis, MO 63110

Other shipping information
    ·     Store: Serum in a refrigerator until sending.
    ·     Temperature: Serum can be sent from ambient temperature to frozen by overnight mail.
    ·     Serum should be sent with requisition form, demographics & insurance (Front & Back of cards).
            Complete: A requisition form for each patient.
    ·     THE LABORATORY IS NOT OPEN ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS
            We do not accept Saturday delivery
            Store sample in refrigerator over the weekend. Send on Monday.
    ·     Call 314-362-2406 for additional information.

Prices
  Variations related to reflexive testing & billing type
Billing information
    ·      Specimens received from a hospital will be billed directly to that institution.
    ·      All other specimens will be billed to the patient/insurance.
    ·      To expedite billing insurance for the patient, complete information is needed including the SUBSCRIBER’S SIGNATURE.
               Please send any claim forms you may have.
    ·      New York State Lab Permit Address:  Neuromuscular Clinical Laboratory; IWJ building Room 404;
                    509 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8111; St. Louis, MO 63110


Results & Interpretation
    ·      Sent to the referring physician/lab in 2-4 weeks.

Technical information
  All ELISA antibody testing in our laboratory includes
  ·   The specific antibody requested
  ·   Background antibody testing
        IgM antibodies: IgM binding to histone H3 and/or GD1a ganglioside
        IgG antibodies: IgM binding to sulfatide or GM1 ganglioside
        Levels of background antibody testing are
          Subtracted from other results to obtain specific antibody values
          Only listed on the report when they are abnormal, or specifically requested.

Alan Pestronk, M.D.
(REV 6/24/2019 AP)