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ID:963 Liver/Kidney/Microsomal (LKM Antibodies)
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DescriptionAnti-liver/kidney/microsomal (LKM) antibodies are part of an autoantibody screen which includes gastric parietal cell antibodies, liver kidney microsomal antibodies and smooth muscle antibodies that can be detected using mouse liver, kidney and stomach muscle antibodies that can be detected using mouse liver, kidney and stomach multiblock slides.
IndicationInvestigation of Autoimmune hepatitis type II.
Additional Info For all new patients with a positive LKM autoantibody or for patients with an atypical LKM Ab pattern the autoantibody specificity will be confirmed by the liver immunoblot screen.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationAnti-LKM antibodies are found in a approximately 90% of patients with autoimmune hepatitis but are also found in some patients with viral hepatitis.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol5 mL
Freq.Weekdays

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesQualitative - pos/neg Positive results are titred.
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : T.Bradley. Review due on 14/09/2018 14:30:05. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:30:05.