Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Blood Test


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Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Blood Test

About this test

Myasthenia Gravis is a disorder in which normal communication between the nerve and muscle is interrupted at the neuromuscular junction.

Normally when impulses travel down the nerve, the nerve endings release a neurotransmitter substance called acetylcholine, which results in the activation of muscle contraction.

In Myasthenia Gravis, the receptors for acetylcholine at the muscle surface are destroyed by antibodies that prevent the normal reaction from occurring. These antibodies are produced by the patient's own immune system.

The symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis often consist of muscle fatigability later in the day after being repetitively exercised. There may be difficulty in eye movement which can results in double vision or droopy eyelids. Fatigue of throat muscles result in swallowing difficulties and choking, and fatigue of the speech muscles result in slurred and sometime unintelligible speech. Myasthenia Gravis does not affect the patient's mental capacity.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Blood Test blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Blood Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Blood Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Myasthenia Gravis Evaluation Blood Test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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