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ID:101 Heart Ab
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DescriptionAutoantibodies to antigens expressed by cardiac muscle. These autoantibodies are directed against multiple antigens, some of which are strictly expressed in the myocardium (e.g. organ specific for the heart), others are expressed in heart and skeletal mu
IndicationAssociated with myocarditis, idiopathic cardiomyopathy and in a proportion of patients with Dresslers syndrome. However also reported after myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery and after acute rheumatic fever.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationTheir diagnostic value is low.

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Ref. Range NotesQualitative: negative/positive
Units - Not Defined -


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:28:58. Published By BD on 14/09/2017 14:28:58.