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Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody is a protein antibody produced by the immune system of the body. These antibodies recognize and target its own enzyme produced in the liver.

What is Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody?

Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody is a test done to evaluate and ascertain the cause of auto-immune related hepatitis.

  • The test is to gauge if there are any other liver disorders related to the LKM-antibody.
  • These antibodies kill the proteins in liver cells which can cause type 2 autoimmune hepatitis.

Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody can detect any other causes of liver damage or injury to the liver.

Why is Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody suggested?

Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody is suggested for the following:

  • If the doctor suspects that the patient may be suffering from hepatitis caused due to faulty auto-immune process.
  • The test can detect any other liver disease.
  • It is performed for symptoms like:
  • Joint pain.
  • Dark urine.
  • Nausea and vomiting.

How is Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody performed?

Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody is performed as follows:

  • The patient is required to be at the pathlogy centre in loose clothes.
  • The blood sample is collected from the vein of the patient by inserting a needle.
  • The area is thoroughly cleansed before and after the blood sample collection.

The patient can leave the centre once the test is complete.

What are the parameters measured in Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody?

Parameters measured in Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody are:

  • Liver kidney microsome type 1 (anti-LKM-1) antibodies

Preparation before performing Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody

There is no special preparation for Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody.

Post-care after Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody

Post-care for Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody is:

  • Coomunicate the results to the doctor and follow the regime suggested to help improve the condition.

Sample types in Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody

Sample types in Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody:

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Side effects/risks of Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody

Side effects of Liver Kidney Microsome – 1 Antibody are:

  • People may become dizziy or faint at the sight of blood.
  • There are chances of vein inflammation in some patients after blood sample collection.

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