Specimen Requirements

Title

ANTI-SSA/ANTI-SSB

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/2.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate

Methodology

Stability

Room temperature 8 hours, Refrigerated 48 hours, Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2 days Performed Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Clinical Use

This panel is used to aid the diagnosis of Sjogren’s Syndrome. One or both of the autoantibodies are detected in 80-90% of Sjogren’s Syndrome (SS) and 30 – 35% of patients with SLE. SSA and SSB antibodies detected in 96% of patients with primary (SS) and in all patients with SS secondary to RA. SSA and SSB are rarely detected in SS secondary to rheumatoid arthritis, progressive systemic sclerosis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Individual components are also available. Specialty offers Analyzer #1000 as a more comprehensive evaluation

Test Code

SJW