What is the Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test?
The Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test is analyzed to detect the presence of anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) in the blood. This test helps to evaluate primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), a disorder that affects the bile ducts. The Anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) are the antibodies that form against mitochondria. The mitochondria are a very important part of the cell, being the energy sources inside the cells that help the cells work properly.
When is the Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test recommended?
It is recommended in:
Patients who exhibit PBC symptoms which include itching, jaundice, enlarged liver, abdominal pain, etc.
What does it measure?
The Anti-Mitochondrial antibody (IFA) test:
Analyzes and measures the amount (titer) of AMA in the blood. The Anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) are autoantibodies that are strongly associated with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), formerly called primary biliary cirrhosis. Primary biliary cholangitis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts inside the liver. This is a slow-progressing disease that causes and worsens liver destruction and blockage of bile flow.
Blocked bile ducts can lead to a build-up of harmful substances within the liver and may eventually lead to permanent scarring (cirrhosis).
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 3 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test in Delhi?
The cost of the Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test in Delhi is Rs. 1,100.
How often should I get tested for the Anti-Mitochondrial antibody (IFA) test?
The Anti-Mitochondrial antibody (IFA) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Anti-Mitochondrial Antibody (IFA) test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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