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Anti Mitochondrial Antibody (AMA)

Also known as: Mitochondrial Antibody
Formal name: Antimitochondrial Antibody and Antimitochondrial M2 Antibody
Related tests: Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA), Liver/Kidney microsomal antibody, Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Liver panel, Smooth muscle antibody (SMA), Antinuclear antibody (ANA)

Why should I do it?
To help diagnose primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)

When should I do it?
When a doctor suspects that a person may have PBC

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None