Sjogren Antibodies Test
This test looks for two types of auto antibodies, SS-A and SS-B, which are commonly associated with Sjogren's Syndrome. Sjogren's is an autoimmune disease, a disorder in which a person's immune system turns against the body's own cells. Sjogren's typically targets the glands which produce tears and saliva causing symptoms such as dry eyes and mouth. Sjogren's syndrome can also effect the joints, muscles, liver, kidneys, thyroid, lungs and nervous system.
The SS-A and SS-B antibodies may also be found in people with other conditions such as Lupus. SS-A antibodies are found in 60-70% of people with Sjogren's and 30-40% of people with Lupus. SS-B antibodies are found in 50-60% of people with Sjogren's and 10-15% of people with Lupus.
This test is often ordered with or as a follow up to an ANA Test.
Turnaround for the Sjogren Antibodies test is typically 2 business days.