Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Blood Test, from our experts to you.Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officermeet our doctors
What is myasthenia gravis?
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects muscle strength by affecting the communication between nerves and muscles.
What happens with myasthenia gravis?
If you have myasthenia gravis, your immune system produces autoantibodies that target acetylcholine receptors to block or destroy them. That's why it causes weakness and muscle fatigue.
What's included in a myasthenia gravis test?
Our test includes tests for Anti-AchR antibodies and striated muscle antibodies. Anti-AchR antibodies (acetylcholine receptor autoantibodies) are proteins that target and attack certain receptors in the body. This significantly reduces the number of nerve impulses that transmit between the brain and muscles.