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Autoantibody
Profile 1

£129

A profile to test for common autoantibodies to help diagnose autoimmune disorders. Includes thyroid peroxidase, antinuclear, mitochondrial, smooth muscle, gastric parietal cell and reticulin antibodies.

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Autoantibody Profile 1

About this test

Autoantibody tests are used to investigate chronic progressive arthritis type symptoms and/or unexplained fevers, fatigue, muscle weakness and rashes.

Auto-immune disorders are a group of conditions in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues as if they were a foreign substance. The reaction is similar to those that occur in allergies except the hypersensitivity response is to the self rather than the non-self. 

Genetic factors may play a role and women are more frequently affected than men.

Auto-immune disorders can affect the adrenal glands (Addisons Disease), red blood cells (a type of haemolytic anaemia), pancreas (Diabetes Mellitus type 1), thyroid (Graves Disease and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis), muscle receptors (Myaesthenia Gravis), liver (Chronic Hepatitis), sperm and ovary (Auto-immune Infertility) and more.

A single autoantibody test is not diagnostic, but may give clues as to whether a particular disorder is likely or unlikely to be present. Each autoantibody result should be considered individually and as part of the group.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Autoimmunity

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 (TPOAb) in the blood which indicates that the body's immune system is attacking the thyroid gland and impairing its function. 

Raised levels of thyroid peroxidase antibodies are often found in Hashimoto's disease (underactive thyroid) and can sometimes be detected before any symptoms are reported. 

Raised levels are also found in over half the cases of Graves' disease (overactive thyroid). 

 

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Autoantibody Profile 1 blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Autoantibody Profile 1 test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Autoantibody Profile 1 test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Autoantibody Profile 1 test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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