Test Background A liver immunoblot is offered for confirmation of staining on immunofluorescence for liver-specific antibodies. These include M2, 3E(BPO), SP100, PML and GP210 antibodies, which can be found in primary biliary cirrhosis, and also LKM type 1 and SLA antibodies, which can be seen in autoimmune hepatitis type 2.
Clinical Indications Primary biliary cirrhosis Autoimmune hepatitis type 2
Reference Range Negative
Sample Required RST (rust top)
Sample Volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround Time 14 days
[includes M2, PML, GP210, LKM1, LC1,SLAand SP100]
Due to a change in equipment, this test is awaiting accreditation