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AAb against heart muscle (HMA)

Name AAb against heart muscle (HMA)
Categories autoantibodies
Specimen requirements 1 ml of serum
Procedure remarks Serums can be stored up to 48 h at 2-8 °C.
For longer storage, freeze at -20 °C.
Clinical utility suspicions of dilatative cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, postcardiotomy syndrome
Methodology IFT (immunofluorescence test)
Reference ranges negative,
See findings report
Remarks Testing currently takes place in a contract laboratory