Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

8 hours

MiChart Code
Liver / Kidney Microsomal Antibody
Soft Order Code
LKM

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Synonyms

Anti LKM
LKM
Microsomal (Liver/Kidney) Antibodies
LIVER-KIDNEY MICROSOMAL AB
LIVER KIDNEY MICROSOMAL AB

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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

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86376
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
Z18-2

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.