SSA/Ro52 antibodies

Indication

SSA/Ro52 antibodies are included in the analysis ENA screen. See therefore ‚ÄúENA screen‚ÄĚ for indication, method, answer and reference range.

Interpretation

Antibodies against Ro52 may play an important role in the development of congenital heart block. The antibodies may serve as a tool to identify mothers at risk of bearing children with a congenital heart block. They often occur in myositis together with Jo-1 antibodies. When isolated they play no part in the diagnosis of Sjögren's Syndrome.

The result of antibodies against Ro52 is given, if requested in a special box on the referral form, in case of positive ANA screen.

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Packages and other tests

View other packages Congenital heart block (524)

Acute test