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Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA in Bangalore

Also known as Smooth Muscle Antibody, Actin Antibody
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  1. Overnight fasting is preferred but not mandatory.

Understanding Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA in Bangalore


What is Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA in Bangalore?

The Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test is a blood test used to measure the levels of autoantibodies (antibodies that mistakenly target an individuals’ own cells and tissues)  made against smooth muscle cells, often in the liver. This test helps in the diagnosis of autoimmune liver diseases, particularly autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). By identifying these antibodies, doctors can assess liver health and tailor appropriate treatment strategies. 

What does Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA measure?

The Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test measures the levels of anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMA) in the blood. These antibodies primarily target the smooth muscle cells within the body, particularly those found in organs like the liver. The presence of these antibodies in the blood indicates an autoimmune activity, particularly in conditions like autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) where the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks the liver cells. Additionally, the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test may be used to detect other autoimmune liver conditions such as primary biliary liver cirrhosis (PBC), and to distinguish between various liver disorders with similar symptoms. This screening test helps in the early detection and timely initiation of treatment against autoimmune hepatitis to prevent further damage to the liver. 

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA in Bangalore


Frequently Asked Questions about Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA in Bangalore

Q. What is the purpose of the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test?

The Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test is primarily used to help diagnose autoimmune hepatitis, a condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the liver cells. It can also help evaluate other autoimmune conditions affecting smooth muscles.

Q. When should one get tested for autoimmune hepatitis?

One should consider getting tested for autoimmune hepatitis if experiencing symptoms like fatigue, jaundice, changes in appetite, abdominal pain, joint pain etc, or if there are unexplained abnormalities in liver function tests (LFT). Additionally, if there is a family history of autoimmune diseases, or if diagnosed with other autoimmune conditions.

Q. How is the ASMA test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the ASMA test?

No, the ASMA test is generally safe with minimal risks. However, you may feel slight discomfort during blood sample collection but chances of serious complications are extremely rare.

Q. Can I schedule the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test online in Bangalore near me?

Yes. In Bangalore, you can schedule the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test is readily available in Bangalore. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

If you want to schedule the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test at Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Bangalore. The Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 2599.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test in Bangalore?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of the Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody - Titre IFA test in Bangalore are often provided in 96 hours.
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References

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  2. Autoimmune Hepatitis [Internet]. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Medical Center; [Accessed 27 Mar. 2024]. Available from: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=85&contentid=P00657 External Link
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  6. Zamanou A, Tsirogianni A, Terzoglou C, Balafas A, Economidou I, Lymberi P. Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMAs) and anti-cytoskeleton antibodies (ACTAs) in liver diseases: a comparison of classical indirect immunofluorescence with ELISA. J Clin Lab Anal. 2002;16(4):194-201. [Accessed 27 Mar. 2024]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6807762/ External Link
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