Autoimmune Disease Testing

Autoimmune disease occurs when your body attacks healthy cells, seeing them as foreign invaders. Your immune system goes on the defense against what is healthy, causing a range of disorders and diseases.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates 23.5 million Americans carry an autoimmune disorder.

There are many different types of autoimmune disease, some of the most common are:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Celiac disease
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Vasculitis
  • Alopecia

The side effects vary, as well as the health threats. It’s important to work with a doctor to understand, diagnose and treat autoimmune disease.

Lab testing for autoimmune disease

Genetics can play a major role in why an autoimmune disease forms, viruses too; however, many times the cause is unknown. If you or a doctor suspect you’re suffering from an autoimmune disease, a series of lab tests can be performed.

  • Autoantibody test
  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

Test Smartly Labs is a preferred lab testing partner because of our convenient location, friendly staff and budget-friendly lab draw services. If you need to get your lab work done, contact us!