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Mitochondrial Antibodies

Also known as: Mito; MTA; M2

Mitochondrial antibodies are a highly sensitive and specific marker of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, present in 95% of cases. Also found in a small percentage of patients with autoimmune chronic active hepatitis. Mitochondrial antibodies are directed against Pyruvate Dehydrogenase.

Specimen requirements

Serum 1ml


Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

5 days

Laboratory method

Indirect Immunoflourescence

Reference range/units

Positive or Negative

Associated tests

Not applicable

Sample stability

2 months at 2-8ÂșC

Shipping and storage

UK and Ireland

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


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

Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email

Last reviewed:09 October 2023