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Liver-Kidney Microsomal (LKM) Antibodies Serum Test

The liver-kidney microsomal (LKM) antibodies serum test is used in the detection of LKM-1 antibodies is an aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis, type 2 (AIH-2).

Sample Report

Test Code: 163980

Also Known As: LKM; LKM-1 Antibodies

Methodology: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 15038

Also Known As: LKM; LKM-1 Antibodies

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 4-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

The detection of LKM-1 antibodies is an aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis, type 2 (AIH-2). LKM antibodies are markers of AIH-2, which usually begins in childhood and generally affects children younger than 18 years of age. LKM antibodies are associated with a more serious progression of the disease. The disease is most common between the ages of 2 to 14 and is more frequent in females than males (8:1). LKM-1 antibodies have been reported in up to 8% of patients with chronic HCV infection.

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