(SLA) Soluble Liver Antigen blot (part of autoimmune liver blot panel)
Anti-soluble liver antigen (anti-SLA) is one of a number of autoantibodies associated with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, it is not unique to AIH and has been described in 10% of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. It is detected by immunoassay but not by IIF. The antigenic target is a 50 kD cytosolic protein.
All tests are compromised by prolonged transit times. For this reason, date of bleed and date of postage must be provided with each request.
Bessemer Wing - 1st Floor
London SE5 9RS
Last updated: 01/03/2019