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Anti NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG

Overview

The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG blood test is performed to determine the presence of a brain disorder in the patient.

What is the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test?

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG is used to determine the presence of brain disorder in which the brain is highly inflamed due to the presence of certain antibodies in the blood.These occur mainly due to the presence of tumors and teratoma in the ovary.

Why is the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test suggested?

The Anti NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test is performed when the patient has the following symptoms:

  • Severe fever.
  • Delusion and hallucination.
  • Continuous seizures.
  • A confused or agitated mental state.

How is the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test performed?

The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test is a cerebrospinal fluid test in which

  • The patient is made to lie down on a table in a prone position with their face facing downwards.
  • The injection site is cleaned with antiseptic lotion and the cerebrospinal fluid is extracted with the help of a special needle.

What are the parameters measured in the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test?

The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test is used to determine the presence of

  • IgG Antibodies in the fluid.
  • Other antibodies present in the blood.

Preparation before the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test

Preparations required before performing Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test include

  • Stopping the consumption of certain medication like antibiotics.
  • Avoiding the consumption of food at least 3 hours before the test.

Post-care after the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test

The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test does not require any special post-care. The patient is kept under observation for a few hours and then they can leave.

Sample types of the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test

The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test requires a cerebrospinal fluid sample.

Side effects of the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis IgG test?

The test is extremely safe but the patient might feel a bit tired and numb for a few hours.

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