Centromere Antibody

The centromere is a protein present in the constricted region of a chromosome. Auto-antibodies are generated by a defective Immune System that sometimes attacks the self-antigens such as centromeres considered as foreign. This test evaluates the centromere antibodies in the blood to diagnose cutaneous scleroderma (formerly called CREST Syndrome).
Test Code: 1681
₹ 2,000.00


Why Centromere Antibody Test?


Centromere Antibodies helps primarily to diagnose the auto-immune disorder limited to cutaneous scleroderma, a form of systemic scleroderma and CREST syndrome. ACA are auto-antibodies specific to centromeres. They occur in some autoimmune diseases, frequently in systemic scleroderma (formerly called CREST syndrome). ACA is a positive test for systemic scleroderma and involves cutaneous involvement and can cause lung fibrosis. ACAs are also found associated with primary biliary cirrhosis with portal hypertension.

General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.

Sample Requirement: Blood Sample taken from the vein

Test Preparation: None 

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