Report: Use Multiple Tests to Find LEMS Antibodies

Report: Use Multiple Tests to Find LEMS Antibodies

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Report: Use Multiple Tests to Find LEMS Antibodies

Immunofluorescence, a technique that can be used to detect antibodies associated with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), was negative in a 72-year-old woman, but another technique — called immunoblot — was positive for LEMS-associated antibodies. This ultimately allowed for a LEMS diagnosis and the discovery of a previously unknown tumor. According to researchers at the University Clinic Hospital of Valencia in Spain, these observations highlight the importance of combining multiple tests, rather than relying on a…

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