Cardiac Muscle Antibodies

Test investigation

Cardiac Muscle Antibodies

Laboratory offering test

Referral laboratory

Indications

Associated with Dressler’s syndrome. Seen in 55-70% of patients with Limited Systemic Scleroderma, and in 15% of those with the diffuse form. The specificity of this test is >98%.

Comments precautions

Cardiology only. Discuss with immunology. Referred outside EPA

Sample type

Serum

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

2 weeks

Reference intervals

Negative