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Blood Test Information

Autoimmune Profile
(a.k.a AIP, GPC, LKM, SMA, AMA)
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

Further work will follow positive results if it is deemed appropriate, please contact lab for further information if necessary.

Reference range

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Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Immunology

Clinical Application
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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