BLOOD TEST TUBE

Autoimmune Assessment-Basic (Test Code 3429)

The Autoimmune Assessment test is comprised of two routinely tested markers…

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The Autoimmune Assessment test is comprised of two routinely tested markers.

The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is used as a primary test to assist in evaluating for autoimmune disorders. ANA are a group of autoantibodies produced by the immune system which may affect many tissues through the body and is used to help diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) along with other antibody (Ab) testing. ANA Ab’s can cause organ damage as they are located in the nucleus of cells. ANA’s may be used to help diagnose or rule out other autoimmune disorders, such as Sjögren syndrome, polymyositis and scleroderma.

Common Conditions:

  • Inflammatory pain
  • Butterfly rash
  • Fever
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Swollen glands
  • Hair loss
  • Chest pain
  • Anaemia
  • Skin disorders
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Raynaud phenomenon
  • Hair loss

 

Rheumatoid factor (RF) is used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune arthritic condition. In the early stages of RA, symptoms may present as osteoarthritis or may be un-identifiable as other connective tissue disorders such as Reynard’s syndrome, scleroderma, autoimmune thyroid disorders, systemic lupus erythematosus, may present with symptoms of RA type disorders.

Common Conditions:

  • Joint pain
  • Joint tenderness
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint redness
  • Joint warmth
  • Joint stiffness
  • Loss of joint range of motion
    NOTICE TO PATIENTS

    NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information.

    NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

Analytes

Antinuclear Antinbody-ANA
Rheumatoid Factor -RF