Newcastle Laboratories

Liver - Kidney Microsomal Antibody (IIF)

Clinical Background:

Liver-Kidney Microsomal (LKM) antibody is associated with liver disease, especially drug induced hepatitis.

Liver-Kidney Microsomal (LKM) antibody is associated with liver disease, especially drug induced hepatitis.

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Immunology

    Immunology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum-SST

    Serum-SST

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Serum-Plain tube

    Serum-Plain tube

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1 ml

    1 ml

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5 ml

    0.5 ml

  • Special Requirement:

    None

    None

  • Freq Analysis:

    Daily

    Daily

  • Add On Test:

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    or

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions...

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    or

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (external)

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  • Quality Assurance:

    UK NEQAS for General Autoimmune Serology

    UK NEQAS for General Autoimmune Serology

  • Interpretation:

    None

    None

  • Reference Ranges:

    Normal Range: Negative

    Normal Range: Negative

  • Other Info:

    LKM antibody is detected on the Liver Autoantibodies screen. The absence of a specific comment on a request for Liver Autoantibodies indicates that LKM has not been detected. This antibody may be c...

    LKM antibody is detected on the Liver Autoantibodies screen. The absence of a specific comment on a request for Liver Autoantibodies indicates that LKM has not been detected. This antibody may be confirmed or identified initially on the Extended Liver Autoantibody assay.

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  • Routine Contact Name:

    Autoimmunity Lab

  • Routine Telephone:

    0191 282 1890

    0191 282 1890

  • Routine Email:

Availability:

The Liver Autoantibodies assay is done on daily basis, Monday to Friday, usually in the morning.

Turn Around:

5 calendar days

Send To:

Department of Blood Sciences

Level 3
Leazes Wing
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LP

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