Liver kidney microsomal antibodies
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.
|Sample & container required||RST (rust top)|
|Sample volume||5-10 mL (1 mL serum)|
|Turnaround time||7 days|
This test is currently unaccredited due to a recent change in platform.