Mitochondrial antibodies – serum

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Item Process
Specimen

5 mL blood in plain tube.

Method

Indirect IF, Immunoassay.

Reference Interval

Method dependent.

Application

Diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC).

Interpretation

A positive result at high titre is highly sensitive and specific for PBC.

Reference

Neuberger J. J Hepato. 2002; 37(6): 712-716.