SJOGRENS ANTIBODIES (SSA/SSB)
1 SST/2.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.
Room temperature 8 hours, Refrigerated 48 hours, Frozen 14 days
2 days Performed Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
This panel is used to aid the diagnosis of Sjogrenâ??s Syndrome. One or both of the autoantibodies are detected in 80-90% of Sjogrenâ??s Syndrome (SS) and 30 – 35% of patients with SLE. SSA and SSB antibodies detected in 96% of patients with primary (SS) and in all patients with SS secondary to RA. SSA and SSB are rarely detected in SS secondary to rheumatoid arthritis, progressive systemic sclerosis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Individual components are also available. Specialty offers Analyzer #1000 as a more comprehensive evaluation.