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1106: Smooth Muscle Total Autoantibodies Print View
Smooth Muscle Autoantibodies IFA  < 1:40  titer 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Useful in the diagnosis of liver disease. High titers of SMA of anti-active specificities are found in 97% of patients with autoimmune chronic active hepatitis. SMA (non-anti- active) are also found in virus induced liver disease. Absence of SMA and nuclear antibodies argues for non-autoimmune forms of chronic hepatitis.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86256

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
See also Hepatitis Autoimmune EvaluatR PLUS, #5906 and F-actin IgG Autoabs, #5920.






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