SCL-70 Antibody, Serum
What is SCL-70 Antibody, Serum?
SCL-70 Antibody, Serum is a diagnostic test used to determine the presence of SCL-70 antibodies in the blood. SCL-70 antibodies are a diagnostic marker for scleroderma or systemic sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder.
An autoimmune disorder is a condition in which the immune system attacks its own body. Higher levels of SCL-70 antibody in the blood may indicate that a patient has scleroderma. However, the doctor may recommend additional tests like the antinuclear antibody test for confirmation.
Currently, there is no cure for scleroderma. Depending upon the symptoms, the doctor may initiate drug therapy to reduce symptoms and slow disease progression. Some lifestyle changes like avoiding smoking, being physically active, and avoiding foods that cause heartburn can be followed to remain healthy with scleroderma.
Why is SCL-70 Antibody, Serum done?
- To detect the presence of the SCL-70 antibodies
- For diagnosis of Scleroderma, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and other conditions which involve extensive cutaneous involvement.