Myocardial Antibodies, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Myocardial antibodies are detected by an indirect immunofluorescent technique. Monkey heart tissue substrate is incubated with patient's serum. Antibodies specific for cardiac muscle antigens bind to the tissue and are detected by fluorescein-labeled antihuman immunoglobulin antiserum.(Twomey SL, Bernett GE: Immunofluorescence method for detecting anti-myocardial antibodies, and its use in diagnosing heart disease. Clin Chem 1975;21:1903-1906). All patient specimens are initially screened at 1:20 and 1:40 dilutions.
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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Sunday; 11 a.m.