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Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibody

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Also known as: Muscle nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Binding Antibody; AChR Antibody; Myasthenia Gravis Antibodies
Formal name: Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Antibody; Acetylcholine Receptor Blocking Antibody; Acetylcholine Receptor Modulating Antibody
Related tests: Anti-MuSK Antibody, Striated Muscle Antibody, Rheumatoid Factor, Thyroid Panel, Thyroid Antibodies, ANA, Autoantibodies

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose myasthenia gravis (MG) and to distinguish between MG and other conditions with similar symptoms

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms that suggest MG, such as a drooping eyelid, double vision, difficulty chewing or swallowing, and/or weakness in specific muscles 

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?