Autoimmune disease refers to a diverse group of disorders that involve almost every one of the body’s organs and systems. It encompasses disorders of the nervous, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems, as well as skin and other connective tissues, eyes, blood, and blood vessels. In all of these autoimmune disorders, the underlying problem is “autoimmunity”- the body’s immune system becomes misdirected and attacks the very organs it was designed to protect.
Background of Autoimmune Disorders:
- Autoimmune Diseases are some of the most difficult to diagnose
- On average, it could take up to 5 years and multiple practitioners to arrive at a definitive diagnosis
- Approximately 1 out of 5 Americans suffer from at least one of the 100+ known autoimmune diseases
- 75% of AD sufferers are women
- Half of AD sufferers are labeled as “chronic complainers”
As specialists in autoimmune predictive marker detection, the Aurora Life Science team set out to enhance wellness testing with a focus on developing an innovative multiplexed autoimmune testing platform that provides a cost effective broad look into an individual’s immune system physiology. This “look” can reveal early dysfunction or established disease which facilitates early detection, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of autoimmunity.
The majority of current laboratory tests used for the detection of autoimmune antibodies are targeted at specific antigens and generally quantify one antibody at a time, and as such, are not useful for screening purposes. The ability to perform a convenient screening test that provides predictive marker results for >30 autoantibodies associated with >20 common autoimmune disorders in a cost‐effective manner is paramount to “catch the antibodies early” and track their resolution.
Everyone gets an upset stomach from time to time — but if you’re constantly experiencing discomfort in your gastrointestinal tract, it could be a sign of something more serious. Millions of people in the United States have one or more autoimmune digestive disorders, which are conditions that occur when the body’s immune system wrongly attacks part of the gastrointestinal tract.
If you think you might have an autoimmune disorder that is digestive in nature request our Gastric Autoimmune panel that screens for Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroidosis, Ulcerative Colitis, Atrophic Gastritis, Pernicious Anemia, Autoimmune Hepatitis (Type I), Autoimmune Hepatitis (Type II), Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC), Vasculitis, Wegeners Granulomatosis
Gastric Antibodies screened: tTG, DGP, ASCA, MPO, PR3, AGPC, IFAB, BPI, GBM, TPO, M2, LKM1, LC1, SLA, sp100
Feeling Fatigued – Request our Autoimmune Fatigue Panel with built in ANA that screens for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD), Sjogrens, Polymyositis, Dernatamyositis, Scleroderma, Raynaud’s, Crest Syndrome,
Fatigue Antibodies screened: Ro60 (SSA), Ro52 (SSA), La (SSB), Sm, RNP, dsDNA, Jo-1, Scl70, PMScl100, Mi-2, Centromere B, PCNA, Ku, Ribosomal P
Request Our Comprehensive Autoimmune Panel that combines both Fatigue and Gastric Autoimmune screening Panels.