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Overview

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody blood test is performed to determine a condition called Primary Biliary Cholangitis.

What is the Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test?

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody (AMA) test is related to a disease called Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). PBC is an autoimmune disorder that results in the inflammation of bile ducts present inside the liver. If untreated, the PBC will slowly destroy the liver and result in liver cirrhosis.

Why is Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test suggested?

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test is performed when the patient experiences the following symptoms:

  • Severe bone and joint pain.
  • Skin irritation and itchiness.
  • Dryness in both the mouth and eyes.
  • Pain in the abdominal region.

How is the Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test performed?

Anti-mitochondrial Antibody is a blood test which has the following steps:

  • The patient is made to sit and the vein is detected.
  • A blood sample is extracted from the vein and sent to a labs for testing.

What are the parameters measured in Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test?

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test is used to determine the presence of Anti-mitochondrial Antibody in the blood. It is a marker to detect the presence of Primary Biliary Cholangitis or PBC.

Preparation before Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test

Preparations required before performing the Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test:

  • The patient must provide the doctor with a detailed medical history along with information on current medication.
  • The patient should mention a history of the disease in the family as the condition is genetic.

Post-care after Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test does not require any special post-care measures. The patient can go home immediately after the test. No extra care is required.

 

Sample types in the Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody requires a blood  sample.

 

Side effects of the Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody test has no side effects. Other than slight pain arising from pricking the skin, the patient experiences no discomfort in this test.

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