antimitochondrial antibody


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antimitochondrial antibody (AMA)

[-mī′tōkon′drē·əl]
an antibody that acts specifically against mitochondria. These antibodies are not normally present in the blood of healthy people.
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Additional laboratory data included negative testing results for antinuclear antibody, anti-Jo-1 antibody, anti-topoisomerase-1, anti-smooth muscle, perinuclear and cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, antimitochondrial antibody, antiglomerular basement membrane antibody, cryoglobulins, and human immunodeficiency virus antibody.
Antithyroglobulin serum was employed as a thyroid marker and the antimitochondrial antibody was used to assess the oncocytic nature of neoplastic cells.
13] In contrast, both the classic oxyphilic and the mucin-producing components stained strongly for antimitochondrial antibody, which recognize oncocytes.
Autoimmune hepatitis type 1 and primary biliary cirrhosis are other possible causes of liver dysfunction, but serum antinuclear antibody and antimitochondrial antibody were not detected.
The antimitochondrial antibody test was positive at a high titer (1:500 dilution) and that for antiDNA antibody was negative.