About Myasthenia gravis evaluation
What is myasthenia gravis?
Myasthenia gravis is a rare neuromuscular condition which causes muscle weakness. The disease is caused by the immune system erroneously producing antibodies which destroy receptors of neurotransmitter acetylcholine on the muscles. Acetylcholine is a signalling molecule that transfers nerve impulses to muscles, destruction of the receptors on muscles means that they do not respond to the acetylcholine signal and do not function properly. Symptoms of myasthenia gravis typically present in muscles controlling the eyes, face and swallowing. These often manifest as droopy eyelids, double vision, difficulty making facial expressions, difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing.
Why take the test?
This test screens for autoantibodies which target muscle acetylcholine receptors. It is used to diagnose myasthenia gravis.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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