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What is a smooth muscle antibody Gig TITER, test for?

Going over test results was wondering about this test... smooth muscle antibody Gig TITER? My result was negative, I have not heard of this test before.

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No clue. I don’t think I had that test. I’m sure I’ve seen it mentioned here. 😊

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I looked st my ANA Cascade. I see a Smith (SM) Antibody. Is that it?

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Nope that’s not what it is. Labtestsonline says it is done to check for autoimmune hepatitis. So great you’re negative 🤗

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That's my confusion. I'm looking at the results from the hospital trying to figure out how they diagnosed me with auto immune hepatitis.

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My hepatitis tests were done in the Hepatitis Panel *Acute. All negative

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I still can't find any test that would say I have autoimmune hepatitis. Just looked they did not do a hepatitis panel. I sent my Physician's Assistant a email hopefully I will know something Monday morning but from what I see I don't have Autoimmune Hepatitis.

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Be sure & let us know🦋

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First thing monday morning. 😕😔😕

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Hi there

I the AMA test determines weather you have pbc or not if they not sure if it pbc or AIH they will do a biopsy, don't think there's a test panel for AIH

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AIH can be tested & is included in the ANA Cascade.

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I stand corrected thank you

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No problem. I had so many different tests in the beginning & have to refer back to see what was tested under which test. It’s all a maze.

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Well, I need to correct also. My acute hepatitis panel tests Hep A B C. Looks like ANA tests several different antibodies...Sjögren lupus RA Schleroderma and a few I don’t understand what they are.

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Of course I've locked myself out of my portals I cant get in to look at the test. Brain fog was so bad yesterday, I think I put the password in too many times incorrectly they booted me out. They did 30 different test on me when I was in the hospital not one of them says that I tested positive for auto immune Hepatitis. I know I already have lupus and sjorgrens those have had for years. I would love for this test to be right I don't need 4 auto immune diseases I think 3 of plenty.

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Girl...🤣not many chances to get the right password, lol!!! Maybe you can get in today😊

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😂🤣😂 No, they restricted me. I know the right password. Unfortunately I'm one of those who have the same password for everything and I still get it wrong. I like to blame that on my blind eye. I gt so flustered aandmy brain is so cloudy I just start hitting the wrong buttons😂🤣 Like that's gonna change something.

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gwillistexas, I am so grateful for people like you who have kept all their test results who can help newbies figure this out. I wish it wasn't Sunday.

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Honey it’s all in my portal. I look at the tests pretty often but sometimes I still tell somebody wrong. But I do try to correct if I’ve spoken wrong.

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I didn’t go to church this morning. For some reason my spirits were low. My husband sent a msg that a lady at church passed away. I had spoken with her several times. She didn’t have PBC & never really said what her problem was with her liver. She had been denied a transplant. But last time we spoke she said her numbers were all over the place & was greatly affecting her kidneys. Saw her 2 weeks ago today at church. Then she was placed in Home hospice.

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I'm back in my portal I called some 800 number and the reset my password. LOL!! I said it for my old password does case I forget it LOL!! Sorry to hear about your friend.

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Good deal👍 thank you.

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Now, hurry up and wait until tomorrow morning when I can talk to the physician's assistant. I'm still in shock. I know with my lupus it was hard to diagnose because one day you can test positive the next day negative. However I hope they are correct and I don't have AIH.

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Be here before you know it. I pray it’s negative. Seems a few of the labs can yo yo. My drs NP also said bilirubin can fluctuate. We like to see something good to stay that way. Go enjoy that movie today & busy yourself 😀

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Yes that's one bad thing about auto immune it can change from day-to-day. I'm ready for the movie. Yes, I need some thing brainless to keep my mind off of these silly test.

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Forgot to ask how did the boat to yesterday? Do you have anything planned for today?

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He didn’t get to go. His granddaughter was showing a bull yesterday about an hour from here so he didn’t get home early enough. Not much planned today. Going to get out in a bit & see what I can get into, lol!

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I'm sure you can find something fun to do!! I hope it is nice there is it is here loving this weather!!!

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It’s not pretty today. Cloudy & rain coming ☹️ 63 but feels cooler.

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65 and sunny here. I love rainy days. I happy with the sunshine today 🌞🌝☀️🌞🌝☀️

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Up to 68 here & little sun. Enjoy your afternoon !

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Did you have a liver biopsy

ANA test

Elevated ast and alt

Asma blood work too

I have aih

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Both AST-107 and ALT-821 are still elevated, they've actually came down a lot in the last month. Not sure what ASMA blood work is. What is that test for? I've only been diagnosed a month so I'm learning lots. I had a liver biopsy done in 2014. My Hepa Dr. was happy with the MRI and US abdomen RUQ test from the hospital last month and wanted wait for a biopsy.

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Smooth muscle refers to aih as far as I know. I am smooth muscle positive but on my lab it says asma

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UGH!!! Cant wait to talk to physician assistant tomorrow. My sister also has lupus, they had a hard time diagnosing her. She had lots of systems but we test negative. I don't a new diseases are tricky.

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Symptoms not systems.

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I've been googling, primarily used to detect autoimmune hepatitis but can be present in 20 to 45% of pbc sufferers in it's own right. I think they were just checking darling. Good that they're making sure they've covered everything. Xx

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I was able to get back into my portal and compare the test from my hospital to my first Hepa doctor appointment. I think you're right they are just being very theral. I'm still curious on how I was diagnosed with the AIH. I am Very very happy with my Hepa Dr. and his physician's assistant. They already had my records from hospitail and gone over them before my appointment last week.

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So the mystery has been solved, (well kind of) they did not test me for AIH in the hospital last month. The diagnosis was from a previous biopsy in 2014 the liver doctor at that time was looking for PSC. Biopsy was negative. She went a head and diagnosed me with AIH, never saying anything to me. It was in my medical records. This is the same doctor that upset me so much, I started using a holistic naturopath doctor. My new Hepa doctor will be doing more tests next month to rule out AIH.

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