Actin (Smooth Muscle) Antibody
•Smooth Muscle Antibodies
Detection of antibodies aids in the diagnosis of autoimmune liver diseases such as autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
Additional Test information:
Actin antibodies are found in 52% to 85% of patients with autoimmune hepatitis or chronic active hepatitis and in 22% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.
Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination; heat-treated specimen; specimen with preservative added.