Cytoplasmic hepatic antigen 1 (LC-1) autoantibodies can be detected in patients with type 2 autoimmune hepatitis in the presence or absence of autoantibodies against liver-kidney type 1 (LKM-1) microsomes.
LC-1 antibodies typically do not appear in type 1 autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and drug-induced hepatitis.
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. Correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
At Diagnostiki Athinon we answer any questions you may have about the test you perform in our laboratory and we contact your doctor to get the best possible medical care.