Specimen Requirements

Title

MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES (REFLEX TO TITER)

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/0.5 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room temperature 7 days, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 30 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3 days Setup Tues-Sat AM

Clinical Use

Anti-Mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) have been reported in greater than 90% of patients with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC). AMA are also occasionally found in patients with chronic active hepatitis, cryptogenic cirrhosis and in patients with clinical but no biochemical evidence of liver disease. The M2 type of AMA is strongly associated with PBC.

Test Code

MITAS