Sjogrens syndrome is an autoimmune disease which is characterized by the production of antibodies which attack the the tissues and glands that produce moisture in the body, such as saliva and tear glands. There are many antibodies that can be checked to confirm the diagnosis of Sjogrens Syndrome. The two major antibodies are anti SS- A and B, also known as anti-Ro and La antibodies. These antibodies are mostly found in Sjogrens syndrome, but can also be present in people with systemic lupus erythematosus.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Decreased sense of taste and smell
• Dry cough, eyes, mouth
• Dry skin and rashes
• Muscle and joint pain and swelling
• Sore tongue or throat
• Swollen salivary (parotid) glands
• Vaginal dryness
• Irritable bowel
Also Known As: Anti-SSA/Anti-SSB, Anti-La/Anti-Ro
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround for the Sjogren Antibodies test is typically 2 business days.