B Interferon neutralising Antibodies


Test Information

Test Name

B Interferon neutralising Antibodies

Synonyms

Beta interferon neutralising antibodies; BIFN; MxA screen; Multiple Sclerosis

Preferred Specimen

PAXgene Blood RNA tube

Testing Location

Referral


Collection Information

Availability

PAXgene Blood RNA tubes are available from Canterbury Health Laboratories - Contact Canterbury Health Laboratory 03-364 0300 ext 80548.

Preparation

  • 2.5mL peripheral blood collected in a PAXgene Blood RNA tube.
  • The PAXgene sample must be collected exactly (within reason) 12 hours after injection of beta-interferon.

Processing Information

Registration Code

MISS

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send directly to referral laboratory

- Whakatane

Send directly to referral laboratory


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Ambient

External Lab Website