Anti RO (SSA)antibody - Serum

Anti RO (SSA)antibody - Serum


This test is used to confirm diagnosis of Sjogrens syndrome, autoimmune disease.

This Test Includes

Anti SS - A Antibody

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Anti RO (SSA)antibody - Serum Test


Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
Fluids Allowed : Water only 


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Evaluating patients with signs and symptoms of a connective tissue disease in whom the test for antinuclear antibodies is positive.

What is this test

It has been suggested that cases of complete in utero AV block are often anti-Ro/La-positive, while incomplete blocks are generally negative . All 3 cases had complete fetal congenital heart block with anti-Ro/La—positive status. Regular and close monitoring for heart block and transplacental therapy with fluorinated steroids (dexamethasone) have shown satisfactory results at first evidence of heart block, and it is beneficial in first and second degree heart block but once fetal third-degree block is detected, it is irreversible regardless of treatment . Prophylactic therapy is not currently indicated as they may have maternal and fetal side effects.