A 38-year-old member asked:
Smooth muscle antibodies, is that a ana test or are they different tests?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
Different tests: Different tests, SMA is more associated with liver disease.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
See details: Smooth muscle antibodies are a marker for autoimmune hepatitis. If many cases of this liver disease the ANA is also positive. This is not lupus.
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Last updated Feb 13, 2015
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