Last updated: Friday, 14, January, 2011
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
Diagnosis is based on a number of clinical, radiological and pathological criteria, including the presence of Extractable nuclear antibodies against Ro (SS-A) and La (SS-B) and the results of labial salivary gland biopsy.
Tests to detect complications include FBC; AST, ALT, ALP, albumin; protein electrophoresis, immunoglobulins G, A, M; cryoglobulins.
|See also Sicca syndrome|
Lymph node biopsy if malignancy suspected.
Tissue biopsy if malignancy suspected.See Parotid swelling
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Mitochondrial antibodies.See under Cirrosis - cholestasis
Thyroid antibodies, TSH.See Hashimoto disease