Anti-smooth muscle antibody-715

Test info

  
Anti-smooth muscle antibody
  
715
  
86255.2
  
ASM
  
ASM
Smooth muscle antibody
F-actin
  
  • Screening performed at 1:20 dilution.
  • Titers performed - 1:40, 80, 160, 320 and 640
  

Evaluation of autoimmune liver disease

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  

1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  

Red serum vial/tube - 5 mL

Red/grey serum separator (SST) vial/tube, 10 mL

  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

Red/grey serum separator (SST) vial/tube, 10 mL

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen (OK)

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Immunology: I
  
1 - 2 times/wk (varies)
  
1 - 8 days
  

Microscopic Fluorescence

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative

Billing

  
86015
  
17007050
  
308601500

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
01/31/2022
  
11/12/2021