Smooth muscle antibodies
Smooth muscle antibodies at a high titre are found in around 90 % of patients with type 1 autoimmune hepatitis. These antibodies occur in 5-15 % of normal subjects at low titre and can be triggered by infection.
Differential diagnosis of chronic hepatitis.
|Sample & container required||RST (rust top)|
|Sample volume||5-10 mL (1 mL serum)|
|Turnaround time||4 days|
This test is currently unaccredited due to a recent change in platform.