Liver-Kidney Antibody Microsome (LKM) - 1 - Serum

Liver-Kidney Antibody Microsome (LKM) - 1 - Serum

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Calcitonin is a hormone that helps regulate how the body uses calcium. It is produced by special cells in the thyroid called C-cells. In two rare conditions, C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer, excess amounts of calcitonin are produced. The calcitonin test measures the level in the blood and may be used to detect and monitor these conditions.

This Test Includes

Liver-Kidney Microsome (LKM) - 1 Antibody

Serum Calcitonin

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Liver-Kidney Antibody Microsome (LKM) - 1 - Serum Test


  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

To help diagnose and monitor C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer; to screen those at risk for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2)

What is this test

Liver-Kidney Antibody Microsome test is ordered when your doctor is investigating your liver disease and wants to distinguish between different causes of liver injury and is suspecting autoimmune hepatitis. Symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis are itching, jaundice, enlarged liver, abdominal discomfort, joint aches, nausea or vomiting.