Serum Amyloid A (SAA)
Rapid CDIATM Serum Amyloid A (SAA) kits are intended for the detection of SAA in aid of the diagnosis of accute infectious diseases.
Serum amyloid A (SAA) is an apolipoprotein that is present in human blood serum. Made in the liver, SAA is considered an acute phase protein because its serum levels increase as a reaction to inflammation in the body. This property is why scientists have researched whether testing for SAA levels can be useful for predicting a person's risk for certain diseases, such as atherosclerosis. Elevated SAA levels can indicate progression of some diseases, such as cancer. Doctors use blood tests to check patients' SAA levels.