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Smooth Muscle Antibodies

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ASMA
Performed by UC Davis
Sendout? Yes
Method IFA
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.25 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate serum, store in plastic tube. Order ASMA. ASMA is a battery that orders ASM and ASMT,
Units Titer
Normal range Negative titer < 40
Synonyms actin antibodies
Turn around times Test run Monday. Turnaround time: 2-7 days.
Reflex? If screen is positive the titers will be performed at an additional charge.
Additional information Specimens with a screening titer < 40 are reported as negative; specimens with a positive screen are titered. A titer > 80 suggests chronic active hepatitis.
LOINC code 5358-7
Last Updated 10/30/2014 10:57:51 AM
Entry Number 858
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