Myeloperoxidase Ab

Keywords: Myeloperoxidase antibody

Specimen:

5 mL blood in plain tube

Method:

Immunoassay

Reference Interval:

Method dependent

Interpretation:

A positive result especially at high level in the appropriate clinical context indicates probable systemic necrotizing vasculitis expecially microscopic polyangiitis. Positive results can also be found in a range of other inflammatory disorders. Results should always be interpreted in the context of ANCA indirect immunofluorescence results.

Reference:

Csernok E. Clinical & Experimental Nephrology. 17(5):615-8, 2013 Oct