Blood Sciences Test


Mitochondrial antibodies (Autoimmune Liver Screen)

Specimen

Serum

Minimum sample volume

3 ml

Test Usage

Mitochondrial antibodies are present in 95% patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). M2 antibodies are even more specific for PBC and are automatically performed by the laboratory when a positive mitochondrial antibody is detected.

Turnaround time

Monthly

Availability

Weekly

Assayed By

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Specimen Labelling Procedure