Test Overview
Test Methodology

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA), Mouse stomach kidney substrate

Test Usage

Has been identified in a subpopulation of patients with idiopathic autoimmune chronic active hepatitis, in patients with idiopathic cirrhosis and in patients with halothane-induced and tienilic acid induced hepatitis.

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
LKM
MiChart Code
Liver / Kidney Microsomal Antibody
Synonyms
  • Anti LKM
  • LKM
  • Microsomal (Liver/Kidney) Antibodies
  • LIVER-KIDNEY MICROSOMAL AB
  • LIVER KIDNEY MICROSOMAL AB
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Immunopathology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 3 days. Specimen should be frozen if it's not going to be received in Immunology within 3 days of collection.

Alternate Specimen
Red top tube.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum
Additional Information

If another autoantibody including Parietal Cell Antibody, Mitochondrial Antibody, or Smooth Muscle Antibody is noted to be present during the performance of this test, the client will be notified via a footnote in the report. Please contact the MLabs Client Services Center to request the additional auto-antibody; there will be a separate charge for each auto-antibody test ordered.

Billing
CPT Code
86376
Fee Code
30982
LOINC
Z18-2
NY State Approved
No