Autoantibodies Profile 1 Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is an
autoantibody test?

Our autoantibody test investigates chronic (long-term) progressive arthritis-type symptoms and unexplained fevers, fatigue, muscle weakness, and rashes.


What are
auto-immune disorders?

Autoimmune conditions are where your immune system attacks the body's tissues as if they were harmful and can cause inflammation and tissue damage. They include Addison's disease, haemolytic anaemia, diabetes mellitus type 1, Graves disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, myasthenia gravis, chronic hepatitis, and autoimmune infertility. These conditions can affect your adrenal glands, red blood cells, pancreas, thyroid, muscle receptors, liver, sperm, and ovaries.

Genetic factors may play a role in developing autoimmune conditions, and women are more frequently affected than men.


What can I learn
from this test?

Our screening test helps you identify and distinguish between different autoimmune disorders and monitor autoimmune disease progression.


What's included?

Autoimmunity
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Antinuclear antibodies Antinuclear antibodies are produced by the immune system when it fails to distinguish between its own cells and foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Antinuclear antibodies attack proteins inside the body's own healthy cells and cause symptoms such as inflammation, joint pain and fatigue.
Gastric parietal cell antibodies Parietal cell antibodies are autoantibodies, produced by the immune system that mistakenly target and destroy parietal cells, specialised cells in the stomach that aid digestion and make intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor is required for the absorption of vitamin B12 from food. The progressive loss of parietal cells may lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency. Gastric parietal cells antibodies are associated with autoimmune gastritis and pernicious anaemia. This test helps to find out more about the cause of a vitamin B12 deficiency.
LKM Antibodies
Mitochondrial Antibodies
Smooth Muscle Antibodies
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies Thyroid peroxidase is an enzyme which is produced in the thyroid gland and is important for converting T4 to the biologically active T3. This test looks for antibodies to thyroid peroxidase which indicates that the body's immune system is attacking the thyroid gland and impairing its function.

How to prepare
for your test

Special instructions

Prepare for your Autoantibodies Profile 1 Blood Test by following these instructions. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.


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