Anti Microsomal Antibody (AMA) Lab Test

Thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb)
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What is AMA Test?

thyroid peroxidase (TPO), an enzyme generally found in the thyroid gland, plays an essential role in the production of thyroid hormones. A TPO test detects antibodies against TPO in the blood.

Antithyroid microsomal antibody is a test to measure antithyroid microsomal antibodies in the blood. Microsomes are found inside thyroid cells. The body produces antibodies to microsomes when there has been damage to thyroid cells.

It is associated with autoimmune conditions can also be associated with thyroid disorders, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease.

When do you expect results?

24 to 36 Hours

Why Get Tested for AMA?

The test asseses the levels of the antithyroid microsomal antibody.

Reason to take Anti Microsomal Antibody (AMA) Test

Common signs associated are

Preparations Needed for Anti Microsomal Antibody (AMA) Test

"Preparatory instructions during specimen collection*:No Fasting Required.
No other special preparations required."

Sample Required?

Specimen type:Serum (Blood Sample)

Specimen collection procedure:Venipuncture - Collection of blood from a vein, usually from the arm.

Understanding results of Anti Microsomal Antibody (AMA)

Reference RangeInterpretation
0.0-9.0 IU/mLNormal

‘*A Reference range is a set of values which helps the healthcare professional to interpret a medical test. It may vary with age, gender, and other factors. Reference ranges may also vary between labs, in value & units depending on instruments used and method of establishment of reference ranges’

References

  1. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003556.htm
  2. https://www.allinahealth.org/CCS/doc/Thomson%20Consumer%20Lab%20Database/49/150452.htm