Rheumatoid Inflammatory Disease Monitoring
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's tissues. This chronic inflammatory disorder can affect more than just the joints and in some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.
Markers for Rheumatoid Disease
Alpha Laboratoires offers a range of assays for testing and montoring rheumatoid inflammatory diseases.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
CRP is recognised as one of the most sensitive acute phase proteins and is elevated in many diseases with a component of active inflammation or tissue destruction.
Rheumatoid factor (RF) is the autoantibody first found in rheumatoid arthritis. It is defined as an antibody against the Fc portion of IgG RF and IgG join to form immune complexes that contribute to the disease process.
Serum Calprotectin (MRP8/14)
Plasma MRP8/14 (calprotectin) levels are increased in various inflammatory conditions and provides an early and sensitive marker of acute coronary syndromes, acute kidney allograft rejection and rheumatoid arthritis.