About Striated skeletal muscle antibody
What are striated skeletal muscle antibodies?
Anti-striated skeletal muscle antibodies are autoantibodies which target components of skeletal muscle. The presence of these antibodies is associated with the neuromuscular autoimmune condition 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 lead to the destruction of components of neuromuscular junctions.
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 the presence of anti-striated skeletal muscle antibodies. It is typically used to diagnose and monitor the autoimmune condition 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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