Autoantibody screen

Test investigation

Autoantibody screen

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Units

N/A

Also known as/Frequency of test

Liver Kidney Stomach (LKS), AMA, ASMA (SMA), LKM, GPC

Indications

Immunofluorescence test identifying patterns associated with pernicious anaemia, primary biliary cirrhosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. Positive results will result in reflex line blot test to confirm the autoantibody.

Comments precautions

ANA may also be seen on this test but this is not the optimal way to identify/characterise these antibodies. If ANA is relevant to your diagnosis request these as a separate test. Referred outside of EPA.

Sample type

Serum

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

2 working days

Reference intervals

Negative