Description: Sjögren's antibodies (SS-B) is detected in approximately 15% of patients with Sjögren's Syndrome. Sjögren's antibody (SS-B) is present only if Sjögren's antibody (SS-A) is also detected. The presence of both antibodies (SS-A and SS-B) strengthen the diagnosis of Sjögren's Syndrome and conveys prognostic information.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Description: Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. This means that your body's defenses against infection are attacking your own tissue. When you have Sjogren's syndrome, the immune cells attack and destroy the glands that produce tears and saliva. Damage to these glands keeps them from working properly and causes dry eyes and dry mouth. Other parts of the body, such as the kidneys, blood vessels, and nervous system can also be affected.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your phyisician.