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Retinal Antibodies

Retinal Antibody testing is performed by a referral laboratory. This assay is only available to members of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Autoantibodies against various retinal proteins have been associated with vision loss in paraneoplastic and non-paraneoplastic autoimmune retinopathies (AR). Retinal Antibodies tests for paraneoplastic retinopathy against recoverin, alpha-enolase and carbonic anhydrase II.

This assay is performed at a referral laboratory (external users requiring serum Retinal antibody levels are advised to contact the referral laboratory directly):

Neuroimmunology And CSF Laboratory
(Box 76) 9th Floor
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Queen Square
London WC1N 3BG

Specimen requirements

Serum 1ml; plasma is NOT acceptable


Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

35 days

Laboratory method

Western immunoblot

Reference range/units

Normal result = Negative

Associated tests


Shipping and storage

Internal hospital transport/courier.

Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 07:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email

Last reviewed:02 August 2022