Autoimmune & Fatigue Screen

Autoimmune & Fatigue Screen

The frequency of autoimmune disorders is on the rise. Early detection of autoimmune reactivity is key to arresting the disease progress, preventing further tissue damage and preventing the downgrade in quality of life for the patient. Biomarkers with high specificity and early detection have been identified for specific disorders.

Each positive test result will come with a complimentary anti-inflammatory plan, which is an informative guide to better understanding your test results and avoiding pro-inflammatory nutrients.

Panel Includes

Autoimmune Chronic Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s) Evaluation+-

Anti-Thyroglobulin (anti-Tg) IgG
Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) IgG

Autoimmune chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s) is frequently associated with antibodies to thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase. These antibodies may be seen less frequently in other clinical conditions including Graves’ disease or pregnancy.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Evaluation+-

Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (Anti-CCP) IgG
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) IgM
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) IgA

The presence of Anti-CCP and RF can often be detected years before radiological evidence of joint damage. Rheumatoid factors are considered autoantibodies and may be used as markers in evaluating particular clinical conditions. In addition to rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid factors may be present in individuals with other autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren’s syndrome and also in association with some viral infections including hepatitis C.

Other Autoimmune Related Tests+-

Double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (dsDNA) IgG
ANA = Antinuclear Antibody

Antibodies to double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (ds-DNA) are used to evaluate and monitor patients for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These antibodies are occasionally detected in individuals with other disorders including mixed connective tissue diseases, Graves’ disease, and autoimmune hepatitis.

Specimen Requirement

Serum: .5 mL