Smooth muscle antibodies are detected in 85% of patients with chronic active hepatitis and in less than 50% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Smooth muscle antibodies are usually negative in extrahepatic biliary obstruction, drug induced liver disease, viral hepatitis and hepatoma.
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Tranport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Grossly lipemic; gross hemolysis If Smooth Muscle Antibody Screen is positive, Smooth Muscle Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).