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Auto-antibody Profile


Auto-antibody Profile

Auto-antibody Profile

The autoantibody screen is used to detect autoantibodies characteristic of a wide range of autoimmune diseases, Autoantibodies recognising antigens in liver, kidney or stomach are detected. A test for rheumatoid factor is also carried out. The autoantibody screen detects anti-nuclear antibodies; gastric parietal cell antibodies, mitochondrial antibodies, liver-kidney microsomal and smooth muscle antibodies. A number of other autoantibodies of varying diagnostic value are also detected e.g anti-reticulin. Refer to pages defining individual autoantibodies for more information.



  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (Anti-TPO) are produced by the immune system as a defence mechanism to protect the thyroid against foreign invaders. Autoimmune conditions will increase the amount of anti-TPO in the body, attacking healthy thyroid cells. Anti-TPO tests are used to diagnose thyroid disorders and are an indicator for autoimmune conditions.

  • Antinuclear Antibodies

  • Mitochondrial Antibodies

  • Smooth Muscle Antibodies

  • Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies

  • Reticulin Antibodies

  • Liver Kidney Microsomal Antibodies

Turnaround time:

2-5 Working Days

If you require same day results, an extra payment of £20 can ensure you get your results by midnight on the day of testing; this is Subject to availability and turn around times. Please email or call us on 01793 535041 to enquire.


This service is only available to the age of 16 and above.

Furthermore, Any Cancellation within 48 hours prior to appointment will incur a charge of 20% of total service cost.

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