SOLUBLE LIVER ANTIGEN IGG ANTIBODY

Code
000.0000
Name
SOLUBLE LIVER ANTIGEN IGG ANTIBODY
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
SLA Ab
CPT Codes
83516
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44398
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

0.0-20.0 EU: Negative
20.1-24.9 EU: Equivocal
Equal to or greater than 25.0 EU: Positive

Methodology

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Clinical Significance

The presence of SLA antibodies has almost 100% specificity for autoimmune hepatitis, although only 12-30% have these antibodies. Thus, a negative SLA IgG test does not rule out autoimmune hepatitis.

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