Actin (Smooth Muscle) Antibody

Test ID: 

706579

CPT code:

83516

Synonyms:

•Antiactin
•Smooth Muscle Antibodies

Clinical Use:

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.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.3 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination; heat-treated specimen; specimen with preservative added.

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