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Overview

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA blood test is performed to determine various autoimmune diseases.

What is Anti Mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test?

Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA (AMA) is used to detect autoimmune disorders. A normal antimitochondrial antibody test reveals the presence of antibodies; however, these may be present in the bloodstream due to the consumption of medicines. With the help of the IFA test, the presence of autoimmune disorders can be confirmed.

Why is Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test suggested?

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

  • Bone and joint pain.
  • Skin irritation and itchiness.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Lack of coordination.

How is Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test performed?

Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA is performed by extracting blood from the vein of the patient and sending the sample to a lab for testing.

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

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test is used to determine the presence of

  • Anti-mitochondrial antibodies in the blood using HEp – 2 cells as a substrate.
  • The test helps to detect the presence of autoimmune disorders.

Preparation before the Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test

The preparation required before performing an Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test is as follows:

  • The patient needs to provide a detailed medical history to the doctor along with information on the current medications being taken.
  • The patient should mention family medical history to the doctor as the condition is genetic.
  • The patient should not take any medication, especially antibiotics, before the test.

Post-care after Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test

Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test does not require any special post-care. The patient can go home immediately after the test. They can resume their daily activities after the test.

Sample types of the Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test requires a blood  sample.

 

Side effects of Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test?

The Anti-mitochondrial Antibody-IFA test has no side effects. The patient can leave immediately after the test.

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