Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody

Acetylcholine is a protein that provides transmission between nerves and from nerves to muscles. A receptor that recognizes this substance should be present in the target cell for this function to be fulfilled. This is called the acetylcholine receptor. If there is an antibody against this receptor, the muscles cannot respond to the contraction message of the nerve and muscle weakness develops. This disease is called Myasthenia Gravis. The primary effect is mostly seen in eye muscles but the other systemic muscles may also be affected. Sometimes an eyelid weakness of twitching may also be observed.
Interpretation:These antibodies should not normally be present in blood. If they exist, the resultant complication called Myasthenia Gravis is diagnosed.
Sample: Arm venous blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Tuesday, Friday
Result Time: Next day at 6 pm