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Overview

The Anti-Smith Antibody test is a confirmatory test to detect autoimmune disorders like Systemic Lupus.

What is the Anti-Smith Antibody test?

Anti-Smith Antibodies are antibodies that are present in Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) along with autoimmune disorders of Systemic Lupus.
Antibodies are proteins that are produced by the human body, which protect the body from pathogens and invaders. In the case of an autoimmune disease like Systemic Lupus, the human body produces antibodies which attack the body’s own cells as invaders.

Why is Anti-Smith Antibody test is suggested?

The Anti-Smith Antibody is generally suggested by the physician to confirm the presence of Anti-Smith Antibodies, thereby affirming the occurrence of Systemic Lupus in the patient.

How is Anti Smith Antibody test performed?

For performing the Anti Smith Antibody test, a blood sample is drawn from the patient according to the following procedure:
A technician ties an elastic band around the arm of the patient.
An area of the skin is disinfected with antiseptic and a hypodermic needle is inserted to draw the sample.
After the sample is drawn, the needle and the band are removed. The area is then covered with cotton.

What are the parameters measured in the Anti Smith Antibody test?

The Anti-Smith Antibody test checks the presence of Anti-Smith antibodies in the patient. If the result is positive, it means that the patient has been tested positive for the presence of Systemic Lupus.

Preparation for Anti-Smith Antibody test

No specific preparatory steps are necessary for the test.

Post-care after Anti-Smith Antibody test

No special post-care steps are necessary after the Anti-Smith Antibody test.

Sample types in the Anti-Smith Antibody test

The Anti-Smith Antibody test is a unisex test. No specific blood sample is drawn from the patient.

Side effects of the Anti-Smith Antibody test

There are no side effects of taking the Anti-Smith Antibody test.

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