Test includes SS-A and SS-B
Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology occurring predominantly (over 90%) in women in the fourth to sixth decades of life. SS-B antibodies have a high specificity for the SICCA Complex which results from a failure of secretion by lacrimal, salivary, and other glands. SS-A antibodies may also be detected in cases of congenital heart block, neonatal lupus, and in approximately 30% of SLE patients.
Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
NOTE: Gross hemolysis, lipemia, and icterus conditions may affect results.
Analytical Time: NO TURNAROUND TIMES
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday
86235 – SSA antibody
86235 – SSB antibody