Anti smooth muscle antibody

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spaztick
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   Posted 3/8/2012 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm confused. I recently had a positive ANA 1:80 (nuc pattern) and a positive anti smooth muscle antibody, titre 1:20

I thought the smooth muscle antibody was the same test as the anti-Sm test. But now I'm reading that anti Sm means anti Smith?

Can you clarify? My liver enzymes are fine.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/9/2012 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I think there are 3 tests

ANA
anti-smooth muscle antibody
anti-Sm = anti-Smith

and I don't think any of them have anything to do with liver enzymes....
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spaztick
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   Posted 3/9/2012 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Joy. I appreciate your help.

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   Posted 3/13/2012 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Here are a few links I grabbed for you to answer your questions! Hope they help!

Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody:
http://www.pennmedicine.org/encyclopedia/em_displayArticle.aspx?gcid=003531&ptid=1

Anti-SM Antibody:
https://ssl.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=49&pid=49&gid=150341&site=welldynerx.adam.com&login=WELL1815


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spaztick
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   Posted 3/21/2012 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!
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