Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM) Antibody Test

Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM) Antibody Test

Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM) Antibody Test

Liver kidney Microsomal Antibody (LKM) Antibody in dilutions, IFA antibody test is done in cases of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) like Chronic active hepatitis, where there is much damage to the liver.

Anti-LKM-1 antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system that recognize and attack its enzyme called cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6), mainly in liver cells. Anti-LKM-1 antibodies are prevalent in people who have type 2 autoimmune hepatitis. In this test, the amount of anti-LKM-1 (or antibody against CYP2D6) in the blood is measured.

Autoimmune hepatitis is an acute or chronic liver inflammation that can cause cirrhosis and liver failure. It is hepatitis that is not caused by a virus, a drug or toxin, a congenital condition, or alcohol addiction. The disease affects both males and women equally.

Why Done? 

The anti-LKM-1 test is ordered when a doctor is researching a patient's liver condition and wants to rule out other sources of liver damage. It may be called with other tests like SMA and ANA. These tests are frequently requested when a person exhibits symptoms including exhaustion, weakness, jaundice, and abnormal liver tests.

Symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis include:

  • Itching
  • Hepatitis
  • arthritic
  • tummy ache
  • Skin abnormal blood vessels (spider angiomas)
  • Vomiting
  • Appetite loss
  • Stools of pale or clay hue
  • ache (myalgia)
  • A woman's lack of menstruation (amenorrhea)
  • rashes
  • Swelling 

Many of these symptoms are observed in other liver diseases and illnesses besides autoimmune hepatitis.


You'll have blood extracted from an arm vein. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

No Special Preparation. A blood sample taken between 8 and 10 a.m. is preferable.

Required Documents for Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM) Antibody Test:

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After Care: 

No particular type of care is required.

Cost of Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM) Antibody Test in Delhi: 

The Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM) Antibody Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centres like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.



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