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263: Smooth Muscle Antibody With Reflex To Titer Print View
Smooth Muscle Ab Screen IA  Negative   

PRIMARY
1 Serum 0.5 (0.1) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 0.5 (0.1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD 0.5 (0.1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 0.5 (0.1) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  

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.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86255

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
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).






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