AMA

(redirected from Antimitochondrial antibody)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to Antimitochondrial antibody: Primary biliary cirrhosis, antinuclear antibody

AMA

(Automatic Message Accounting) The recording and reporting of telephone calls within a telephone system. It includes the calling and called parties and start and stop times of the call. When performed in a tandem switch, it is known as "Central Automatic Message Accounting" (CAMA). When done in an end office switch, where most billing is handled today, it is known as "Local Automatic Message Accounting" (LAMA). Also known as "Call Detail Reporting" (CDR).
References in periodicals archive ?
Laboratory studies showed a positive ANA >1:2,560 with a centromere pattern, negative Scl-70, and positive antimitochondrial antibody at 158.5.
All stains were performed on a Ventana Benchmark autostainer (Ventana Medical Systems, Tucson, Arizona), except the antimitochondrial antibody, which was performed by hand.
"If the GGT comes back elevated, it suggests that the majority of the alkaline [phosphatase] is elevated due to the liver," and an ultrasound should be performed to look for gallstones or an obstruction and in women a antimitochondrial antibody test should be ordered to check for primary biliary cirrhosis.
(2002) have described a case of acute cholestatic hepatitis with transient appearance of antimitochondrial antibody in a woman after the prolonged use of Teucrium polium as an herbal remedy for symptoms of diabetes mellitus.
(7) Shintaku and Honda reported that immunohistochemistry with antimitochondrial antibody is highly sensitive and specific for light microscopic identification of mitochondria and superior to routine H&E staining, especially for the detection of isolated oncocytic cells.
Antibody to carbonic anhydrase II is present in primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) irrespective of antimitochondrial antibody status.
Zein and her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minn., performed antimitochondrial antibody tests in 3,198 patients and identified 198 (6.2%) who were AMA positive.