Welcome to the Neuro-Immunology Laboratory!
The Neuro-Immunology Laboratory, a division of the UBC Diagnostic Services Labortatory, is part of the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The laboratory specializes in developing and providing new diagnostic tests and high quality laboratory services. Patient samples from across Canada are sent to the laboratory for diagnostics. It is a small non-profit laboratory, accredited by the Diagnostic Accreditation Program of British Columbia (DAP).
The following 4 tests are covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP) of British Columbia:
- Neutralizing antibodies to interferon-beta in treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (NAbs) (P91858)
- Anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody testing for diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis (AchR Ab) (Qualitative – P91020; Quantitative – P91021)
- Muscle-specific Tyrosine Kinase antibody testing for diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis (MuSK Ab) (P91022) (Starting June 1, 2017)
- Voltage-gated calcium channel antibody testing for the diagnosis of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (VGCC Ab) (P91861) (Starting June 1, 2017)