Ganglioside GQ1b antibody

Referred to Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services, Frimley Park Hospital Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ

Alternative names, keywords

Anti GQ1b

Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Test indications


Test information

IgG and IgM (combined), detected by ELISA.

Reference range

Reported as negative or positive. 0 - 25 is negative.

Disease associations:

Miller-Fisher syndrome (IgG): >90%

Chronic sensory neuropathy (IgM): some patients.

Turnaround time

Referral lab quotes turnaround time of 28 days, however additional time must be allowed for packing, dispatch and delivery of sample, and return and processing of results.


Immunology (Referrals)