Imperial Collage Healthcare

Mitochondrial antibodies


Test Background
Anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA), which are directed against components of mitochondrial dehydrogenase complexes, are detected by indirect immunofluorescence using mouse liver/kidney/stomach (LKS) substrate. Positive results are then tested by liver immunoblot for confirmation.


Clinical Indications
Mitochondrial antibodies are associated with primary biliary cirrhosis AMA are also detected in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection and systemic sclerosis


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.


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