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Blood Test Information

Autoimmune Profile
(a.k.a AIP)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Special instructions
Time limit for add on = 2days Interfering substances = none known

Minimum retesting interval
Test should not be repeated within 40 days

Reference range

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Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Immunology

Clinical Application
No clinical indications.

An indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) for the screening of:
ANA (antinuclear antibodies) - to aid diagnosis of connective tissue or rheumatoid diseases.
AMA (antimitochondrial antibodies) - association with primary biliary cirrhosis.
ASMA (anti-smooth muscle antibodies) - association with chronic active hepatitis.
GPC (gastric parietal cell antibodies) - association with pernicious anaemia.
LKM (liver/kidney microsomal antibodies) - associated with autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis C and hepatitis associated with autoimmune polyglandular disease type 1.


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