Smooth Muscle Antibodies, Serum

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

Useful For:
Smooth Muscle Antibodies are detected in 85% of Chronic Active Hepatitis cases and in less than 50% of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis cases but are usually negative in Extrahepatic Biliary Obstruction, Drug-Induced Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis, and Hepatoma.

Methodology: Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA)

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

NOTE: Gross hemolysis and lipemia may affect results.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Reflex: Reflex Code: 86256- titer

CPT Information:
86255 –

Click to access the login or register cheese