Blood Sciences Test


Smooth Muscle Antibodies (Autoimmune Liver Screen)

Specimen

Clotted Blood (brown top) 4.9 ml

Special Instructions

None

Factors affecting results

All samples  should be in generally good condition, free from haemolysis and non-lipaemic

Reference ranges

Not applicable

Test Usage

Smooth muscle antibodies are present in 95% of patients with type I chronic active hepatitis (CAH) but are relatively non-specific.

Turnaround time

7 days

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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