Synonyms/Also Known as
Muscle nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Binding Antibody, AChR Antibody, Myasthenia Gravis Antibodies
Anti-MuSK Antibody, Striated Muscle Antibody, Rheumatoid Factor, Thyroid profile, Thyroid Antibodies, ANA, Autoantibodies
Why get tested?
To dDiagnose myasthenia gravis and to differentiate it from other conditions presenting with similar symptoms.
When to get tested?
When there are symptoms of myasthenia gravis.
About The Test
How is it used
1) Is acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody test a routine test?
2) Can myasthenia gravis affect the heart?
3) How to prevent MG?
No, the condition is not preventable as the cause is not known.
4) Can MG be transmitted from person to person?
NO, but a pregnant woman with MG can transfer her AChR antibodies to the fetus which this can cause MG symptoms in a newborn.
5) Can MG be inherited?
Autoimmune MG ca ot be inherited but some people may inherit a genetic defect that causes the congenital myasthenic syndrome.