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Smooth Muscle Actin


What is SMA?

Smooth muscle antibodies (SMA) are certain antibodies that might attack its own actin (a protein present in your body). Actin is a protein found in the smooth muscles of your body, mostly found in the liver. The smooth muscle actin test detects the amount of antibodies present against the actin.

Why is SMA done?

  1. To diagnose any form of autoimmune disease that might be present
  2. To differentiate these diseases from the other causes of liver injury
  3. The test should be carried out when following symptoms are observed dark urine, abdominal swelling, pale colored stool and enlarged liver

Preparation for SMA

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for SMA

The sample type collected for Smooth Muscle Actin is: Blood

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