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Liver kidney microsomal antibodies

Category Immunology
Test background

An antibody screen, including smooth muscle, gastric parietal cell, mitochondrial and LKM antibodies, by indirect immunofluorescence using mouse liver/kidney/stomach substrate. Positive samples are then confirmed by a secondary method. These uncommon antibodies are found in patients with various types of hepatitis type II. LKM-1 is found in autoimmune hepatitis type II and viral hepatitis C.

Clinicial Indications

Autoimmune hepatitis

Reference range

Negative

Sample & container required RST (rust top)
Sample volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround time 7 days
Notes

This test is currently unaccredited due to a recent change in platform.