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Zone Name:Edmonton Zone
Test Name:Anti-Actin
Test Code:ACTA
Alternate Test Name:Anti-Smooth Muscle
Performing Site: University of Alberta Hosp
Performing Dept:Special Chemistry
Availability:Test performed on a biweekly basis.
Tube/Container Type:4 mL SST Gel (GOLD)
Alternate Tube/Container Type:4 mL Red/Black top gel with clot activator
Min. Collection Volume:0.5 mL
Unit of Measure:U/L
Reference Interval:Negative < 20
Weak Positive 20-30
Positive > 30
Positive antibody levels are found especially in autoimmune chronic active hepatitis.
Routine Requisition
(Hand write test in OTHER TESTS NOT LISTED)
Processing Information (Lab/Referral Facility use only):
Separate and freeze immediately in a Simport tube or other round bottom polypropylene screw capped tube.
Send frozen.
Last Updated On:Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Date of Last Review:Jun 1 2016 12:00AM