Blood Sciences Test


M2 Antibodies

Specimen

Serum

Special Instructions

Minimum sample volume: 3 ml

Factors affecting results

Lipemic, hemolysed or microbially contaminated samples may give poor results and should not be used

Reference range

Negative: ≤6 IU/mL

Positive:   >6 IU/mL

Test Usage

M2 antibodies are tested on positive mitochondrial antibodies. M2 antibodies are more specific for primary biliary cirrhosis.

Turnaround time

Monthly

Availability

In house

Clinical advice

Clinical advice is available from the Immunology Medical Team at Derriford Hospital

T: 01752 431675

E: plh-tr.eden@nhs.net

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