This test is used to determine the presence of antibodies against Sjögren's. It is a syndrome, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system starts to react with tissues in tear and salivary glands. This is a chronic disorder. It causes inflammation of the glands which produces fluid by lymphocytes and causes dry mouth, dry eyes, and dryness of other mucous membranes, swollen salivary gland and feeling of sand in the eye, difficulty in swallowing, joint pain and reduced sense of taste. It is more common in women above 40. It is present in the form of primary and secondary syndrome.
LabEspy recommends Private MD Labs, Walk-In Lab, Personalabs for this test.