Amphiphysin antibodies


Suspicion of paraneoplastic syndrome (especially Stiff person syndrome) and autoimmune encephalitis.


Immunoblot and indirect immunofluorescence (IIF). For IIF test it is applied a combination of fixed tissues from the nerve, cerebellar, intestinal tissue and pancreas originating from monkeys.

According to guidelines, anti-neuronal antibodies should be detected by at least two independent methods. At Wieslab, IIF and immunoblot are used. According to European guidelines, a positive result should be obtained with both methods to be reliable. According to the supplier the assay sensitivity is 100% and specificity is 100%.

Immunoblot and IIF are accredited analysis for serum samples – read more at the Quality page.


Serum: The result is reported as negative, borderline or positive with a titer and blot intensity.

CSF: The result is reported as negative, borderline or positive.


Antibodies against Amphiphysin occur in patients with paraneoplastic variant Stiff person syndrome but can also be seen in autoimmune encephalitis. Antibodies against Amphiphysin are associated with breast cancer and small cell lung cancer. Neurological symptoms may precede the diagnosis of cancer with up to five years.


PMID: 15342008; 15258215; 21747075; 22448032.

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