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  AMA Specimen Type:
  also known as Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody, Mitochondrial Antibody

Blood


RHEUMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 7 mL Red Stopper; Plain
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A NEGATIVE
N/A N/A N/A N/A NORMAL TITER
N/A N/A N/A N/A <1:40
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 7 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 3 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Microbial Contamination, Hemolysis, Lipemia
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Rheumatology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Weekly
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1 Week
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Indirect Immunofluorescence
Special Instructions: AMA titers will only be performed when the AMA screen is positive.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFT abbreviation: AMA
Secondary code: 7500
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A