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Laboratory Medicine

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Anti Liver Kidney Microsomal Antibodies

Test Name

Anti Liver Kidney Microsomal Antibodies (Anti-LKM, LKM Antibodies, Microsomal (Liver/Kidney) Type 1 Antibodies)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold or red top tube with or without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Spin and separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or microbially contaminated specimens, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable refrigerated for 7 Days and frozen at -20C or colder for over 7 days. Thaw samples only once.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Routine > 10 Days

Reference Value

Negative Titre

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

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