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Liver Antibodies (including gastric parietal cell, liver kidney microsomal, smooth muscle and mitochondrial antibodies)

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TestLiver Antibodies (including gastric parietal cell, liver kidney microsomal, smooth muscle and mitochondrial antibodies)
Common AbbreviationsLABS
ProfileLiver antibody screening also includes ANA. Liver Immunoblot performed to confirm mitochondrial/LKM positivity
Clinical IndicationSuspicion of autoimmune liver diseases including Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC) and Autoimmune hepatitis. Gastric perietal cell antibodies can be present in Pernicious anaemia
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume5 ml
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability14 days
Turnaround Time7 Days
LaboratoryYork
Reference IntervalNegative or positive (titres) Confirmation by immunoblot
LimitationsThe assay should not be performed on grossly haemolysed or grossly lipaemic samples.
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