Mitochondrial Antibodies, Serum

Additional Info:
If antibody is positive, the titer, considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.

Useful For: ANTI-MITOCHONDRIAL AB – A high Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (AMA) titer supports the diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Low titers of AMA may be detected in other liver disorders, which include chronic active hepatitis and cryptogenic cirrhosis. Mitochondrial M2 Antibody has an even higher specificity for PBC.

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Specimen Requirements:
1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.1 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

NOTE: Hemolysis or lipemia will affect results.

Analytical Time: 4 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Saturday

Reflex Code: 86256-titer

CPT Information:
86255 –

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