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Is A Blood Test To Diagnose Paraneoplastic Syndrome Experimental
Maybe: Some defined antibodies are associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (note: plural). In those cases the testing may be positive. However, a person could have a paraneoplastic syndrome with negative testing for the known paraneoplastic antibodies. It is possible that studies are being done to characterize tests for paraneoplastic syndromes. That might be experimental. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serum Ab: It is a clinical diagnosis. But detection of some well characterized paraneoplastic antibodies in serum or CSF can be helpful. For example, anti-hu (encephalomylitis/sclc), anti-yo (cerebellar degeneration/breast or gyn cancer), anti-calcium channel (lambert-eaton syndrome), etc. Of note, negative antibody does not exclude the diagnosis. ...Read more
Lo back muscles stiff an dull headache sweating an trouble with balance . if this is paraneoplastic syndrome will it show on blood tests ?
What is the like hood to have a paraneoplastic neurology syndrome if the paraneoplastic panel (anti body) blood test is negative?
Need more info: It would be worthwhile to discuss this with an oncologist that your family physician can suggest. ...Read more
Yes: Mayo Clinic Lab is highly reliable, and is one of the best reference labs in the world. ...Read more
In a way, all: Although the test is not actually performed in every laboratory in California, every lab can draw blood from a patient and send the serum to the reference laboratory for that test. That process of sending a sample for testing elsewhere is routine. ...Read more
Why the antibodies test- paraneoplastic syndrome of mayo clinic and Aetna does not approved by the FDA?
Faulty policy: Many insurances consider certain antibody tests for paraneoplastic syndrome screening involving the nervous system experimental and investigational. They base this on various criteria including debt of research & FDA approval. The tests should be considered medically necessary when ordered selectively for evaluating persons with signs & symptoms of specific paraneoplastic syndromes. ...Read more
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