Test Background An antibody screen, including smooth muscle, gastric parietal cell, mitochondrial and LKM antibodies, by indirect immunofluorescence using mouse liver/kidney/stomach substrate. Positive samples are then confirmed by a secondary method. These uncommon antibodies are found in patients with various types of hepatitis type II. LKM-1 is found in autoimmune hepatitis type II and viral hepatitis C.
Clinical Indications Autoimmune hepatitis
Reference Range Negative
Sample Required RST (rust top)
Sample Volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround Time 7 days
Notes This test is currently unaccredited due to a recent change in platform.