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M(F21007)
PURKINJE CELL CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODY (PCCA), SERUM

Test Code M(F21007) 
Test PURKINJE CELL CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODY (PCCA), SERUM 
Methodology Immunofluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Western Blot (WB) confirmation 
Description Purkinje cell (Yo) antibody is present in approximately 50% of patients with paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD). Most patients with Purkinje cell antibody and PCD have an associated cancer primarily of ovarian or breast origin. 
Specimen Draw blood in a plain red or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped, plastic vial. 
Reference Values Negative 
Analytic Time 4 Days 
CPT Code(s) 86255