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Gangliosides represent a structural family of glycosphingolipids. AK against gangliosides are detectable in 60% of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). They are found particularly in the acute phase and can therefore be used as disease markers.
Specificities are divided into 3 groups based on the epitope-giving gangliosides. Ant-gQ1bAK are specific for Miller-Fisher syndrome, a variant of GBS.
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Test material: Serum
Reference range: negative
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Manfras M et al. (2018) Immunodiagnostics. In: Neumeister B et al (Eds) Clinical guide to laboratory diagnostics. Elsevier Ltd. p. 430