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An Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody (ASMA) test identifies autoantibodies that damage smooth muscle cells in the body, most commonly in the liver. Autoantibodies are antibodies directed against the body’s cells.
Normally, your immune mechanism will use antibodies to defend your body against foreign substances such as bacteria or viruses. ASMAs and other autoantibodies mistake the body’s cells and tissues for foreign objects and instruct your immune system to attack them.
Smooth muscle antibodies, commonly known as ASMAs, target smooth muscle tissues in various body parts. The liver's smooth muscle tissues are the most common target for ASMAs. ASMA testing looks for these antibodies in the bloodstream.
Smooth muscle antibodies can be discovered in people who have:
Apollo 24|7's Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody test can be used to assess individuals with longstanding liver disease suspected of having chronic active autoimmune hepatitis. Alcoholic hepatitis, chronic viral hepatitis, and primary biliary cirrhosis are also among conditions where it might be used. In people with chronic active hepatitis, antibody titres in the 80-320 range are normal.
Low anti-smooth muscle antibody titres have been linked to viral illnesses that cause Hypogammaglobulinemia. Connective tissue disorders and persistent infections typically have lower levels.
Immunosuppressive medicines can be used to treat autoimmune hepatitis if it is discovered early. It can lead to hepatic failure if not treated timely. Even though autoimmune hepatitis can affect anybody, it is more prevalent among women.
Talk to your physician or healthcare professional about undergoing ASMA testing. A few of the most common symptoms include:
Your physician might want you to get regular blood tests, including the Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody test and other testing, to ensure your liver is in good shape. If the symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis become more frequent and severe, your doctor may recommend that you begin treatment.
Steroids are frequently used as a first-line treatment for this condition, which impairs your immune system and may cause weight gain, a decrease in the density of white blood cells, and damaged bones. Some patients require years of treatment before their symptoms go away completely. However, if symptoms reappear, treatment must be repeated.
It's difficult to predict the long-term implications of ASMAs, particularly autoimmune hepatitis. The illness could be acute or persistent. If you get a positive Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody test, you should seek treatment from a doctor who specialises in liver issues and autoimmune diseases.
Apollo 24|7 offers an effective Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody test, which can be used to:
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results