Myocardial antibodies – serum

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Item Process
Specimen

5 mL blood in plain tube.

Method

Indirect IF

Reference Interval

Not detected.

Application

Very limited application due to lack of specificity.

Interpretation

May have a role in the diagnosis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, Dressler’s syndrome and post-cardiotomy syndrome.

Reference

Engle MA et al. Circulation 1974; 49: 401-406.