Can aid in diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and other autoimmune disorders.
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PREPARATION: No fasting or other special preparation is needed for this test.
What does this test do?
The Autoimmune Panel looks at several different markers of immune system dysfunction, and can be useful in assisting in the diagnosis of autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and others. This panel includes the following tests:
Anti-Streptolysin O (ASO) – ASO is the most common antibody produced after an infection by Group A streptococcus bacteria.
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) – The presence of these antibodies in the bloodstream may indicate different types of autoimmune disease.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) – High levels of C-Reactive Protein suggest an inflammatory process somewhere within the body.
Rheumatoid Factor – Elevated levels may be found in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and other conditions.
Sed Rate (ESR) – High sed rates can be associated with inflammatory or autoimmune conditions, and cancer.