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Cardiac muscle Antibody

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TestCardiac muscle Antibody
Common AbbreviationsCMA
Clinical IndicationCardiac muscle antibodies are described in patients with Dressler’s syndrome after myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and in patients who have undergone cardiac surgery or have had rheumatic fever. They can be directed towards a number of antigens such as adenine nucleotide translocator protein, cardiac myosin and tropomysin. The presence of antibodies can occur without the Dressler syndrome.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume2 mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time3 weeks
Laboratory Department of Immunology Northern General Hospital P O Box 894 Sheffield S5 7YT
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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