Antismooth Muscle Antibodies, Quantitative

Test ID: 

706004

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)

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: 

0.2 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage:

Room temperature:

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

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

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