Antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA) are autoantibodies in the blood that react with the inner lining of mitochondria. AMA are detectable in the serum in 95%-98% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. So, AMA are tremendously important as a diagnostic marker in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Read more: Antimitochondrial Antibodies Article
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