Autoimmune Disease Tests
Autoimmune disease is a group of chronic conditions with no cure in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues. There are as many as 80 types of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease. systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, celiac disease. It's estimated that 5 to 8 percent of people in the United States are living with an autoimmune disease.
The exact cause of autoimmune disorders remains unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses), drugs or other irritants may act as triggers for immune system losing the ability to distinguish between self and non-self. When this happens, the body makes auto-antibodies that can attack the normal cells and tissues by mistake.
By testing the autoantibodies, the mistakenly recognized self-antigens or even the triggering microorganisms, the following products of Creative Diagnostics can aid the diagnosis of autoimmune disease:
|• RF (serum/plasma/tissue)||• Calprotectin (stool)|
|• Calprotectin-Lactoferrin||• Celiac disease (Whole blood)|
|• CCP antibodies (serum)||• tTG, gliadin|