The Neuro-Immunology Laboratory is part of the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. The laboratory is affiliated with the Brain Research Centre at UBC Hospital, and has been in operation since 1984 under the directorship of Dr. Joel Oger. Dr. Oger is a Professor of Neurology and has a keen interest in providing specialized services for patients affected with neuro-immunological disorders.
The laboratory specializes in providing and developing new diagnostic tests and high quality laboratory services. It is a small non-profit laboratory, accredited by the Diagnostic Accreditation Program of British Columbia (DAP).
Diagnostic assays currently in use:
Anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody testing for diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis (AchR Ab)
MSP# 91020 $101.00 CAD (Qualitative)
MSP# 91021 $165.98 CAD (Quantitative)
Neutralizing antibodies to interferon-beta in treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (NABS)
MSP # 91858 $204.68 CAD
These two tests are covered in Canada and are billable to the Medical Services Plan (MSP) or Health Care Plan of each province except Quebec (billed to the referring labs).