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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Immunology

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Liver Kidney Microsomal Antibodies

Also known as: LKM; LKM-1

Anti LKM antibodies are associated with type two autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and in some patients they are associated with hepatitis C infection. LKM antibodies are found only in a small number of patients with autoimmune chronic active hepatitis and drug-induced hepatitis, but are highly specific. LKM-1 antibodies are directed against the cytochrome P450IID6.

Specimen requirements

Serum or plasma - 1ml

Cost

Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

5 days

Laboratory method

Indirect Immunofluorescence

Reference range/units

Positive or Negative

Associated tests

Liver Immunoblot used as a follow up test

Shipping and storage

UK and Ireland

Ambient temperature and first class post. Hays DX users please enquire via email below.

International

Ambient temperature if courier will deliver within 72 hours otherwise consider refrigerated transport. Freezing is not a requirement.

Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 07:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email immunology.office@nhs.net