Actin Antibodies IgG
Label Mnemonic: ACTIN
Epic Lab Code: LAB7821
Downtime Form: A-1a Immunopathology Requisition
Immunopathology
5238 RCP
356-2688
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Adult - 5 mL; red top tube
Pediatric - 2 mL; red top tube
Testing Schedule:
Weekly - Batch analysis performed weekly excluding university holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 week
Reference Range:
Negative < 20.0 units Weak Positive 20 - 30 units Moderate to Strong Positive > 30 units
Comments:
Anti Actin Antibodies are found in 52-85% of patients with auto immune hepatitis or chronic active hepatitis and in 22% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis.

The results will be obtained with the INOVA QUANTA Lite™ ELISA. Assay values obtained with different manufacturers' methods may not be used interchangeably. The magnitude of the reported IgG levels can not be correlated to an endpoint titer.
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
CPT Code:
83516