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ID:132 Smooth muscle antibodies
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DescriptionAnti- smooth muscle antibodies are part of an autoantibody screen which includes gastric parietal cell antibodies, liver kidney microsomal antibodies and mitochondrial antibodies that can be detected using mouse liver, kidney and stomach multiblock slides.
IndicationAutoimmune hepatitis type I.
Additional InfoThis assay is based on an immunofluorescence assay. Specifically antibodies to F-actin are most strongly associated with autoimmune hepatitis type I however specific assays are not routinely available.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationPresent in up to 50-80% patients with autoimmune hepatitis type I and in 20% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Also found in viral hepatitis.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
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Collection ConditionsNo restrictions.
Min. Vol5 mL

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Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesQualitative - pos/neg
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 : RGJ. Review due on 08/10/2015 11:47:34. Published By AM on 08/10/2014 11:47:34.