Liver-Kidney Microsome IgG Autoabs

Last Modified: 5/17/2019 2:14:36 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to sterile, plastic, screw-capped vial(s).
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient (transport)
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis; Lipemia
Reference Range:
≤20.0 U Negative
20.1-24.9 U  Equivocal
≥25.0 U Positive
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Clinical Significance: 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).
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 4 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: LKM1
EPIC Test Code: IMO137
Send Out Test Code: 15038
Alternate Test Names: Liver-Kidney IgG; Liver-Kidney Microsome (LKM-1) IgG Autoabs; Liver-Kidney Microsome Antibodies; LKM-1
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86376

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