Liver Kidney Microsome - 1 Antibody in New Delhi
Understanding Liver Kidney Microsome - 1 Antibody in New Delhi
What is Liver Kidney Microsome - 1 Antibody in New Delhi?
This test detects the presence of Liver Kidney Microsome - 1 Antibody in the blood. This test is ordered if your doctor wants to distinguish between different causes of liver injury and is suspecting autoimmune hepatitis. In autoimmune hepatitis, the immune system attacks the liver and leads to liver damage. The symptoms are itching, jaundice, enlarged liver, abdominal discomfort, nausea or vomiting.
This test needs to be supported by a group of other tests known as liver panel tests which help to check how well the liver is working and the severity of the inflammation and damage. A positive result means you have autoimmune liver disease whereas a negative result means it is unlikely that you might have autoimmune liver disease but more testing for other antibodies might be needed.