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Salivary Gland Antibodies


Salivary Gland Antibodies
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Reference Range:


Turnaround Time:

14 Working Days


Internal Test Code:- SALI


Indication: Sjogren's Syndrome

Background: Antibodies directed against the cytoplasm of the salivary duct cells are seen in Sjogren's syndrome and also rheumatoid arthritis and SLE. Usually IgG, these antibodies are seen in approximately 50% of individuals with Sjogren's syndrome.

Method: Indirect Immunofluoresence (IIF)

Repeat Frequency: As clinically indicated.



Vessels and Containers:

Serum gold-top

Sample Requirements:

500µl serum


None known

How result is reported:

Qualitative: Negative, Weak Positive or Positive

Important Information:

Entry Last Modified 08/07/2019

Reference Lab Description:

Protein Reference Unit, Northern General Hospital (Sheffield)

Transportation and Handling:

At room temperature

Special Precautions:


Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

Sample available in this laboratory for approximately 2 weeks. Test can only be added to samples already received by Immunology.