Imperial Collage Healthcare

Liver kidney microsomal antibodies

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

Sample Required
RST (rust top)

Sample Volume
5-10 mL (1 mL serum)

Turnaround Time
7 days

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