Autoimmune diseases develop hen the immune system starts to fight against the body instead of protecting it. Currently more than 100 autoimmune diseases have been identified. These diseases affect different functions and systems of the body. They may attack any site of the body, develop in the individuals of any age and cause different malaise commonly associated with other diseases. The most common autoimmune diseases are type I diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, chronic autoimmune thyroiditis.

About 8 percent of the population suffer from autoimmune diseases worldwide. Autoimmune diseases can affect any person, including children, however females suffer from these diseases more often. Why it is still unclear why females are more often affected by these diseases, it has been suggested that this can be associated with female sex hormones, which produce a direct effect on the immune system. The exact causes of autoimmune diseases are still unknown. It has been suggested that various factors can contribute in the development of these diseases including hereditary, genetic, environmental factors such as pollution, toxins, viruses, alcohol and tobacco use, pregnancy, stress, anxiety and many others.

Autoimmune diseases are diagnosed more and more often, and if untreated or diagnosed too late they can become life threatening. Despite every of them is an unique one, the majority of them manifest by similar symptoms which makes diagnostic complicated.
Tests for autoimmune diseases help to diagnose and differentiate these diseases. Tests are one of the tools available to diagnose these diseases in early stages and to prevent severe complications. 

Tests for autoimmune diseases are recommended if:

  • You suffer from autoimmune disease (to monitor the course of disease),
  • you permanently or periodically experience fever without any clear reason,
  • you experience indigestion, abdominal pain,
  • a food allergy developed,
  • you suffer from itchy skin,
  • you experienced sudden weight loss,
  • you feel permanent tiredness, which does not disappear after resting,
  • you suffer from muscle and join ache

Reservation is not required, just come to the Centre and contact the reception.

Examinations for autoimmune diseases

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Antibodies against Amphiphysin

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Anti 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (Anti-HMGCR)

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Anti IA2

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Anti ICA

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Anti –N type anti-VGCC (anti –N type voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies)

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Anti –P/Q type anti-VGCC (anti –P/Q type voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies)

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Anti-Aquaporin antibody

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Anti-Glycine Receptor A1 (Anti-Glycine Receptor A1)

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Anti-Hu

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Anti-LGI1 (leucine - rich glioma inactivated 1)

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Anti-liver kidney microsomal antibodies

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Anti-Ma2

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Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) screening

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Anti-NMDAR (N-Methyl-D-Asparate type Glutamate receptor autoantibodies)

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Anti-Scl 70 IgG (AB for nuclei enzyme DNA topoizomerase I)

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Anti-Sm (Smith antibodies)

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Anti-smooth muscle antibody

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Anti-VGKC (Voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies)

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Antibodies against double spiral DNA (ant-dsDNA) test

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Antibodies against glomerule basic membrane (anti-GMB) test

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Antibodies of thyroid peroxidase (ATPO) (thyroid microsomal antibodies)

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Antibodies Soluble liver antigen (Anti-SLA)

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Antibodies to extractable nuclear antigens (ENA Ab)

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Antibodies to Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein Anti-MOG

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Antibodies to signal recognition particles (Anti-SRP)

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Antiganglioside antibodies GM1 IgG (Anti-GM1 IgG)

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Antiganglioside antibodies GM1 IgM (Anti-GM1 IgM)

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Antiganglioside antibodies GM2 IgG (Anti - GM2 IgG)

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Antiganglioside antibodies GM2 IgM (Anti - GM2 IgM)

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Antiganglioside antibodies GM3 IgG (Anti - GM3 IgG)

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Antiganglioside antibodies GM3 IgM (Anti - GM3 IgM)

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Antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA)

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Antinuclear antibodies screening (ANA)

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Autoantibodies against spermatosoides**

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Autoantibodies IgG centromera (kinetochora)

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Autoantibodies IgG Mi-2

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Autoantibodies to liver cells (AutoAB liver cells)

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Autoantibodies to muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (Anti-MUSK)

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Confirmation of autoantibodies against neuronal antigens (Anti-Hu, Anti-Ri, Anti-Yo, Anti-CV2, Anti-PNMA2)

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Ganglionic acetylcholine receptor antibody

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Glutamic acid decarboxylase anti-antibodies (anti-GAD)

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Insulin antibodies (IAA)

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Low-density lipoprotein realated protein antibodies (Anti-LRP4)

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Parietal cells antibodies

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Prolactin (Prol)

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The tests are usually prescribed by the family physician, therapist or other physician specialist, but you yourself also can make a decision regarding their necessity.

What factors affect the price?

The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.

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When are the examinations are carried out:

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Why it is worth

To be examined at our Centre?

  • Your tests will be carried out ensuring high quality. This is proved by ISO 15189 accreditation. 
  • The test results obtained in our laboratory will be explained by laboratory professionals. Such service in our country is offered only in few laboratories.
  • Within 7 days after blood collection we can carry out additional tests for autoimmune diseases using the same collected blood sample. This is important for a child or for the patients coming from other cities!
  • There is no risk of damaging or confounding samples during transportation, which is statistically one of the most common causes of sample damage in the laboratories. 

Good to know

Symptoms characteristic for autoimmune diseases are uncertain, indistinct, characteristic for any other malaises, therefore diagnostics of these diseases can be especially difficult and more than one test can be required. 

The most common symptoms are:

  • fatigue;
  • feeling unwell,
  • weakness;
  • dizziness,
  • join and muscle pain;
  • mild ever,
  • swollen lymph nodes,
  • itchy skin,
  • rash.

If experience one or several of these symptoms,for longer than for several weeks without any clear reason, we recommend to contact a physician and make some tests.

There are no specific medicines for autoimmune diseases. Usually patients have to strengthen their overall health – ensure healthy nutrition, physical activity and to control symptoms. These diseases cannot be prevented, but their symptoms can be alleviated and quality of life can be improved. Autoimmune diseases in certain cases can be treated with the medicines suppressing the immune system known as immunosuppressants. Such treatment helps the affected organs. If we succeed in understanding immunological and molecular mechanism of autoimmune diseases, the gene therapy may be a promising method to cure such patients.

  • The results of the  tests most frequently carried out will be ready in 1 day. You may get them at the reception or we will send them by e-mail, if you wish.
  • For interpretation of the test results please contact the laboratory by telephone: (8 5) 247 64 17.

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