This should not be requested directly but these antibodies are tested for by the routine myositis panel (MYAB). Confirmation will be reflexed from the screen as appropriate.
Antibodies to HMGCR are found in patients with necrotizing myositis.
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
200uL serum (minimum) 1 mL serum (preferred)
Presence of anti-HMGCR antibody are associated with HMGCR myopathy but must be interpreted in the specific clinical context.
Not applicable – qualitative test
Contact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email LabInfo@cdhb.health.nz
HMGCR is performed automatically as confirmatory test for Myositis screen where appropriate.
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