Autoimmune Hepatitis (Liver Disease) Blood Panel
Autoimmune Hepatitis (Liver Disease) Blood Panel (Labcorp)
This test includes 3 tests which can help to determine if a person has Autoimmune Hepatitis. Autoimmune Hepatitis is a disorder in which the body's own immune system mistakenly targets cells in the liver. There are 2 primary types of Autoimmune Hepatitis. Type 1 is more common and often affects people with other types of autoimmune disorders such as Sjogren's Syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes, and Ulcerative Colitis. Type 2 is less common but tends to be more severe. Common symptoms include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), skin rash, joint pain, and irregularities in the menstrual cycle. Not all people will experience the same symptoms and some people may not have any symptoms until the disease is in its later stages. If left untreated, autoimmune hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.
This package includes the following tests:
- Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)
- Actin Smooth Muscle Antibody (ASMA)
- Liver-Kidney Microsomal Antibody
Testing is typically ordered when someone is experiencing symptoms, especially if they have other types of autoimmune disorders or have already tested negative for viral hepatitis. The types of antibodies a person has can aid in making a diagnosis and well as differentiating between the 2 types of autoimmune hepatitis. People with type 1 will often test positive for ANA or ASMA or both. People with type II will typically test positive for Liver-Kidney Microsome. Results for this test should be followed up on with a person's doctor to determine the appropriate followup.
Turnaround for test results is typically 3-5 business days.
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
This package includes:
Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) ANA-Hep2, FANA
Actin Smooth Muscle Antibody Blood Test ASMA, Antiacin, SMA
Liver Kidney Microsome LKM, LKM-1 Antibody