Myocardial Ab

Keywords: Myocardial antibody

Specimen:

5 mL blood in plain tube.

Method:

Indirect IF

Reference Interval:

Not detected.

Application:

Very limited application due to lack of specificity.

Interpretation:

May have a role in the diagnosis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, Dressler’s syndrome and post-cardiotomy syndrome.

Reference:

Engle MA et al. Circulation. 1974; 49: 401-406.