Autoimmune Disease Testing

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

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

There are many types of autoimmune disease including:

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

The side effects and health threats vary, and 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, and this is also true for viruses. However, cause is often 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, give us a call today!