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Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM-1) Antibody (IgG)

Order Code CH434
Turnaround Time 48-72 hrs
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Transport Tube

Preferred Specimens
1 mL Serum
Minimum Volume (uL)
0.3 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Room Temperature
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 7 days
Refrigerated 14 days
Frozen 30 days
Reject Criteria

Gross hemolysis, Grossly lipemic

Test Details
Clinical Significance

Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM-1) Antibody (IgG) – The presence of LKM-1 antibodies can be used in conjunction with clinical findings and other laboratory tests to aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune liver diseases such as autoimmune hepatitis (AIH-2).

Reference Ranges

<20.0 U - Negative 20.1 - 24.9 U - Equivocal >=25.0 U – Positive

Alternative Names
AIH, LKM, Autoimmune Hepatitis