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Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation, Serum (PAVAL)


IFA; EIA; RIA; Western Blot; CBA; Flow Cytometry

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

10-17 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

4-8 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp:72 Hours; Refrigerated: 28 Days: Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia; Gross icterus

Test Volume Required

4 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Serum

Included Tests

Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab, Type 1-3, Anti-Glial Nuclear Ab, Type 1, Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type 1-2, Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type Tr, Amphiphysin Ab, CRMP-5-IgG, Striational (Striated Muscle) Ab, P/Q-Type Calcium Channel Ab, N-Type Calcium Channel Ab, ACh Receptor (Muscle) Binding Ab, AChR Ganglionic Neuronal Ab and Neuronal (V-G) K Channel Ab. Reflex Tests: GAD65 Ab Assay; Paraneoplastic Autoantibody WBlot; ACh Receptor (Muscle Modulating Ab; Amphiphysin WBlot; NMDA-R Ab CBA; AMPA-R


***Only appropriate to order for patients with neuromuscular disorders.***

CPT Codes

83519 (x6); 83520; 84182 (x3); 86255 (x13); 86256 (x4); 86341