Anti SS-B Antibody test is done to diagnose autoimmune diseases and to monitor the progression of autoimmune diseases. It also detects Sjogren syndrome and lupus.
What is Anti SS-B Antibody?
Anti SS-B Antibody test is formally known as Extractable Nuclear Antigen Antibodies (ENA) Panel. It is a lab test that is used for detecting connective tissue disease, lupus, and Sjogren syndrome.
Why is Anti SS-B Antibody suggested?
The Anti SS-B Antibody test is suggested when the ANA (anti-nuclear antibody test) comes out to be positive. This indicates the presence of an autoimmune disease.
The presence of SS-B Antibody is also related to Sjogren syndrome. The Anti SS-B Antibody test is used to confirm Sjogren syndrome diagnosis and connective tissue diseases.
How is Anti SS-B Antibody performed?
Anti SS-B Antibody test is performed as follows:
- A blood sample is drawn from the patient.
- The blood sample is tested for the presence of Anti SS-B antibodies.
What are the parameters measured in the Anti SS-B Antibody?
Anti SS-B Antibody test measures the presence of antibodies in the given test sample.
A presence of the Anti SS-B Antibody and elevated levels indicate the following:-
- Possibility of connective tissue diseases.
- Confirmation of Sjogren Syndrome, if anti-SS-A antibodies are also present.
- The possibility of lupus erythematosus.
Preparation before performing Anti SS-B Antibody
There is no special preparation required for undergoing a Anti SS-B Antibody test.
Post-care after Anti SS-B Antibody
Anti SS-B Antibody test is a simple procedure. No special care is required post the sample for testing has been given.
A bandage may be required in case blood is drawn.
Sample types in Anti SS-B Antibody
Anti SS-B Antibody test is done only by the use of blood samples of patients.
Side effects/risks of Anti SS-B Antibody
Anti SS-B Antibody is a simple lab test hence, there are no side effects or risks of undergoing the test.