Immunology profile tests
Immunology/autoimmune profile tests are tests in which your doctor looks for liver damage caused by your immune system.
This test is used when doctors are looking for evidence of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), a condition in which the bile ducts become damaged. Anti-mitochondrial antibodies are found in more than 90% of patients with this disease.
This is a test used to detect autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), which is inflammation of the liver that occurs when the immune system attacks the liver cells. A liver biopsy is usually necessary to confirm the diagnosis and stage of the disease.
This test can be positive in another type of autoimmune hepatitis.