Autoimmune Screen


Autoimmune Screen

An autoimmune screen, also known as an autoimmune disease panel, is a group of tests used to detect autoantibodies characteristic of various autoimmune diseases that involve the immune system attacking the body’s own tissues.

These tests are crucial in diagnosing autoimmune liver diseases such as:-

  • Systemic  Lupus  Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Autoimmune hepatitis 
  • Primary biliary cholangitis (PCB)
  • Rheumatoid  Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The panel typically includes tests for antibodies such as


Indications of the Test

The autoimmune screen is indicated for the initial investigation of autoimmune liver, stomach, or connective tissue diseases. It helps in identifying specific autoimmune conditions by detecting autoantibodies targeting antigens in the liver, kidney, or stomach

Patient Preparation/Instructions

No special preparation is needed before undergoing an autoimmune screen. The test involves a blood sample taken from a vein, which is then sent to the lab for analysis


Typical Reference Values

Normal results for protein levels and antibodies in the blood can vary among different laboratories. Negative results on all antibodies are considered normal, but it’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider for the specific normal ranges in a particular laboratory


Turnaround Time

The turnaround time for an autoimmune screen is typically 3 to 5 days.

To order this test, you can click the ‘Order Test’ button and add it to the cart. Remember, while autoimmune screens are valuable in diagnosing autoimmune diseases, results may not always be definitive and can sometimes yield false positive or false negative outcomes

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