Anti Mitochondrial Antibody IFA Titres
What is Anti Mitochondrial Antibody IFA Titres?
Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody IFA Titres is a diagnostic test that measures the amount of anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) in the blood. The test is performed to diagnose primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). PBC disorder damages an individual’s bile ducts, which are small tubes that carry bile from the liver to the small intestine. Over time, PBC leads to liver damage. Doctors recommend this test to patients having PBC symptoms like itching, tiredness, abdominal pain, jaundice, enlarged liver, etc. Elevated levels of AMA in the blood indicate PBC.
There is no cure for PBC, however medicines are prescribed to manage symptoms. Liver damage can be mitigated by avoiding alcohol and smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a balanced diet.