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Also known as: Mitochondrial Antibody, PDC (pyruvate kinase Dehydrogenase) antibody
Formal name: Antimitochondrial Antibody and Antimitochondrial M2 Antibody
Related tests: Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA), Liver/Kidney microsomal antibody, Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Liver panel, Smooth muscle antibody (SMA), Antinuclear antibody (ANA)

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)

When to Get Tested?

When a doctor suspects that a person may have primary biliary cirrhosis

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None