Salivary Duct Antibody
Please note: This antibody is found in
40-60% of patients with Sjogren's syndrome and are more likely to
occur in secondary rather than primary disease.
Detection of antibodies against the ductal epithelium of the
Request via ICE.
Assay is performed as required.
It is essential to give relevant clinical information.
No special preparation is required.
All samples are generally sent to referral
laboratory within 3 working days of receipt in the
laboratory. The assay is performed as required.
Red top tube. Gold top SST tube will be accepted.
Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as is
Aliquot and store at 4-8°C prior to testing and at -20°C or
below for up to 1 month after receipt.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.
Inadequately completed request form.
Delay in sample reaching laboratory.
A qualitative result is given and samples are reported as
Positive, Weak Positive or Negative.