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Autoimmune Encephalitis Panel-CSF

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Overview

The autoimmune encephalitis panel performed on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) aims to detect specific autoantibodies linked to various forms of autoimmune encephalitis. Understanding these antibodies helps diagnose the following types of autoimmune encephalitis and guides treatment decisions.

  • NMDA receptor antibodies: Associated with a severe form of AE characterized by seizures, movement disorders, and altered mental status
  • AMPA receptor (GluR1 & GluR2) antibodies: Linked to limbic encephalitis, causing memory problems, seizures, and psychiatric symptoms
  • GABA B receptor antibodies: Can cause various neurological symptoms, including seizures, movement disorders, and cognitive decline
  • VGKC complex antibodies (LGI1, ASPR2): Primarily associated with limbic encephalitis, presenting with memory issues, seizures, and psychiatric symptoms
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Autoimmune Encephalitis Panel-CSF Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Autoimmune Encephalitis Panel-CSF with a clear pricing structure.

The Autoimmune Encephalitis Panel-CSF Price in Mumbai is ₹ 22,000 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

This test measures specific antibodies in the CSF, such as NMDA, AMPA, GABA B receptor, VGKC, LGI1, and ASPR2.

This test is done for the following reasons:

  • To diagnose autoimmune encephalitis and determine its specific subtype
  • To differentiate autoimmune encephalitis from other neurological disorders
  • To guide treatment decisions and monitor treatment success in patients with autoimmune encephalitis

This test may be recommended if you have:

  • Neurological symptoms like seizures, memory problems, or behavioural changes
  • Suspected autoimmune encephalitis based on clinical evaluation
  • Unexplained neurological symptoms that may be related to an autoimmune cause

Abnormal results of this test may indicate the presence of specific autoimmune antibodies associated with autoimmune encephalitis. Further evaluation by your doctor is necessary to interpret the results and consider additional tests or treatments.

  • A small amount of CSF will be collected through a lumbar puncture.
  • The sample will be sent to the lab for testing.

CSF sample is collected by the healthcare provider in a hospital or clinical setting. Consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations and guidance.

Other tests that may be ordered alongside the Autoimmune Encephalitis Panel-CSF test include:

  • Blood tests for autoantibodies: To check for autoimmune diseases associated with neurological symptoms

Autoimmune Encephalopathy Panel-CSF or Autoimmune Encephalitis Antibody Panel-CSF

Autoimmune encephalitis is a rare condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the brain, leading to inflammation. It often presents with various neurological symptoms, such as seizures, memory problems, behavioural changes, and movement disorders. Early diagnosis is important for timely treatment and management of the condition.

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