December 10, 2008

Lab Tests

Autoimmune disorders are diagnosed, evaluated, and monitored through a combination of autoantibody blood tests, blood tests to measure inflammation and organ function, clinical presentation, and through non-laboratory examinations such as X-rays. (From

Here is a link to some information about a blood test that is sort of a generic screen for auto-immune disorders:

It is called the ANA (antinuclear antibody) test. Different patterns in the cells used for the ANA test are associated with different autoimmune disorders.

Other blood tests for autoimmune disorders may include:


Many more antibody tests and conditions that may call for antibody testing are listed here:

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