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Test Code AMA Anti Mitochondrial Antibody

Clinical System Name

Anti Mitochondrial Antibody

Description

This assay is used in the detection and semi-quantitation of autoantibodies to aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune disease, typically in the evaluation of autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary atresia.

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Whole Blood

Container(s):  Gold SST; Red also acceptable

Preferred Vol:  2 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.6 mL

Note: 

Grossly lipemic and hemolyzed specimen are unacceptable.  Plasma samples not accepted.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  n/a - send to lab

Spin:  Y

Aliquot:  Y

Temp:  -20 C or colder

Storage location:  Cell Markers box in CPA freezer.  Transfer serum to a plastic aliquot tube.

 

Off-site collection:  Avoid hemolysis. Spin sample, freeze serum in plastic aliquot container.

Stability

Temperature Time
Room temp 4 hours
Refrigerated 2 weeks
Frozen 6 months

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily; testing performed in batches as needed within 7 days

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Cell Markers

Phone Number: 206-987-2560

 

 

Reference Range

Negative

 

Methodology

Method:  Immunofluorescent Assay

Analytical Volume:  0.3 mL serum

Limitations:  Grossly lipemic and hemolyzed specimen are unacceptable.

CPT Codes

CPT CODE(S)
88347