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What Is A Paraneoplastic Antibody Panel Supposed To Check For
Autoantibody Panel: 1st off: this is an autoantibody panel through mayo medical labs. It is used for serological evaluation of patients who present with a subacute neurological disorder of undetermined etiology, especially those with known risk factors for cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Mayo Clinic Lab is highly reliable, and is one of the best reference labs in the world. ...Read more
Why would my dr be ordering a paraneoplastic ab panel if he's not looking for cancer. He's doing a bunch of blood work for possible autonomic dysfu?
D/w your doctor: You should probably ask your doctor the reasons behind the order. Sometimes, the case are so complicated that possibilities of causes are in wide range and different testings are needed. Since i don't know exactly the case- pick up the phone and ask your doctor. Certain cancer sometimes is associated with different nonspecific symptoms in different body system-paraneoplastic lab is to check on it. ...Read more
Very much so: Some of the most puzzling clinical syndromes are caused by the immune response to tumors that may not be known to be present yet. There's a group of antibodies for which we can now test that will rule the known syndromes in this category in or out. It's not cheap and isn't to be ordered lightly, but it's a standard part of health care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have either autoimmune pandysautonomia or paraneoplastic syndrome. My anti striational antibody was positive. I have metastatic thyroid ca. Which?
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
If you have an intradural, extramedullary spinal tumor and pituitary tumor that cannot be biopsied, would it be prudent to run paraneoplastic ab test or any other blood test to rule out cancer?
It's not for that: The vast majority of cancers don't produce paraneoplastic antibodies that show on labs. If you've been told that a tissue diagnosis cannot be obtained on either of your two tumors, please think about getting a second opinion, though it may be true. Whatever happens, you deserve to be fully educated about your illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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