Mitochondria M2 Antibody (IgG), EIA

Test Code
30321

CPT Codes
83520

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL

Instructions
For longer storage, freeze at -20°C or lower, and send frozen samples on dry ice. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
Negative ≤20.0 U
Equivocal 20.1 - 24.9 U
Positive ≥25.0 U


Clinical Significance
Mitochondrial antibody is present in approximately 95% of patients with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC). Mitochondrial M2 antibody has an even higher specificity for PBC.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153




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