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Autoimmune Disorders

  • C-Reactive Protein CRP , Quantitative Blood Test

    Use: This test helps diagnose infections or diseases that cause inflammation, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, arthritis and lupus.  The C-Reactive Protein is a protein...

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  • Antinuclear Antibodies, IFA (ANA) Blood Test

    Use: Antinuclear antibodies are antibodies produced against the body's own cells that are used to diagnose an multi-systemic autoimmune disorder Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). It might be elevated in other autoimmune...

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  • Celiac Disease Profile Blood Test

    Use:  This test helps support a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, a food sensitivity (not an allergy) to gluten, found in wheat, barley, and rye. The only way to diagnose Celiac Disease is through a gastroenterologist,...

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  • Arthritis Profile Blood Test

    Use: The Arthritis Profile is a comprehensive panel of blood tests used to screen your blood for the most common causes of joint stiffness.   The most common cause of joint stiffness is Osteoarthritis. The arthritis...

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  • Uric Acid Blood Test

    Use: This test detects high levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a chemical produced when your body breaks down foods that contain organic compunds called purines. Most uric acid is dissolved in the blood, filtered...

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  • RA Factor (Rheumatoid Factor) Blood Test

    Use: The rheumatoid arthritis blood test is primarily used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to distinguish it from other forms of arthritis and other conditions that cause similar symptoms of joint pain,...

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  • Sjogren Antibodies (Anti-SS-A/Anti-SS-B) Blood Test

    Use: Patients with Sjogren syndrome, a chronic systemic inflammatory disease with underlying autoimmune cause, have Sjogren antibodies positive. Symptoms of Sjogren syndrome include xerostomia (dry mouth),...

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  • ANAchoice┬« Specific Antibody with Reflex to ds-DNA Blood Test

    Use: This test may be useful in diagnosing and monitoring connective tissue diseases.   Recommended For: Those who suspect they have an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma. Special...

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  • Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) Profile Blood Test

    Use: This test detects, helps diagnose and monitors specific autoimmune disorders and differentiates between two of the most common types of inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC)...

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  • Anti-dsDNA (Double-stranded) Antibodies Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to help diagnose and monitor lupus. Anti-dsDNA is one of a group of autoantibodies called antinuclear antibodies. These are produced by ones immune system and fail to distinguish between self" and...

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  • Antiextractable Nuclear Antigens (Anti-RNP) Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to detect antibodies associated with SLE and mixed connective tissue disease. Anti-Sm is highly specific for SLE. Anti-RNP is found with a variety of rheumatoid diseases with high titers associated...

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  • Epstein-Barr Virus EBV Antibodies to Early Antigen, IgG  Blood Test

    Use: The Epstein Barr Virus produces infectious mononucleosis that spreads rapidly through contaminated oral/nasal discharge as well as genital secretions. The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies to Early Antigen, IgG can...

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  • Immunoglobulin G, Subclasses (1-4) Blood Test

    Use: This test is used to study individuals with recurrent bacterial infections or allergy.   However there are limitations to this procedure. This procedure is not suitable for the measurement of samples containing...

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  • Serotonin Blood Test

    Use: Serotonin may be measured to confirm the diagnosis of carcinoid syndrome.   The carcinoid syndrome is usually caused by primary carcinoids of the ileum, but the syndrome is occasionally caused by primary carcinoids...

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  • Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) Antibody (IgG)

    Use: This test is used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and make a distinction from other types of arthritis. It is also used to help evaluate the prognosis of someone with RA    Recommended For: For...

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  • Fibrinogen Activity Blood Test

    Use: Fibrinogen is a protein produced by the liver and secreted into the blood. Fibrinogen plays an important role in controlling bleeding during an injury.   Fibrinogen levels can be used to assess the effectiveness of...

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    Autoimmune Disorders

    An autoimmune disorder happens when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and body tissue. Your immune system cannot tell the difference between healthy tissue and antigens, resulting in the destruction of body tissue, an abnormal growth of an organ or changes in organ function.

    Antigens are harmful substances that cause your immune system to produce antibodies against it. Examples of antigens include bacteria, chemicals, viruses and pollen. The white cells in your body help protect your immune system against these harmful substances. However, when an autoimmune disorder is present, the body ends up destroying healthy tissue and antigens all together.

    An autoimmune disorder may affect one or more organ or tissue types. These include blood vessels, connective tissues, endocrine glands (thyroid or pancreas), joints, muscles, red blood cells and skin.
    There are approximately 80 types of autoimmune disorders in existence. Common autoimmune disorders include Addison's disease, Celiac disease, Dermatomyositis, Graves' disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Pernicious anemia, Reactive arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome, Systemic lupus erythematosus and Type I diabetes.

    Common symptoms of autoimmune disorders include fatigue, fever, joint pain and rash.

    There are no known causes for autoimmune disorders. However, some theories point to drugs or certain bacteria or viruses that trigger these disorders.

    Personalabs offers testing for several autoimmune disorders. Testing includes antinuclear antibody tests, autoantibody tests, a complete blood count, a comprehensive metabolic panel, a C-reactive protein (CRP) test, an Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and a urinalysis.