Ordering Recommendation

May be helpful in evaluating for autoimmune liver disease. For a more comprehensive reflex panel, refer to Autoimmune Liver Disease Reflexive Panel (3002479).

Mnemonic
*ASM TITER
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severly lipemic specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Interval
Less than 1:20 Negative - No Antibody detected.
1:20-1:80 Weak Positive - Suggest repeat testing in two to three weeks with fresh specimen.
1:160 or greater Positive - Suggestive of autoimmune hepatitis or chronic active hepatitis.

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86256

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0051244 Smooth Muscle Ab, IgG Titer 47977-4
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Aliases
Smooth Muscle Antibody, IgG Titer