Our understanding of the immune system today focuses less on the traditional concept of a defense system against pathogens, but rather, on the vast array of cells continuously surveying the body. As these cells sense changes in the state of tissues, they respond by mounting a proper response, whether that be in wound healing, bone repair, organ regeneration or various other vital activities.
In autoimmune diseases like SLE, changes in the auto-antibody patterns cause and reflect the disease process, and it is based on these unique patterns that we can now derive some diagnostic conclusions.
ImmunArray’s pioneering technology – based on the patented iCHIP® – analyzes the presence of certain patterns of antibodies – a diagnostic fingerprint, if you will – which can then lead to a conclusive diagnosis. Through a simple blood test, ImmunArray’s SLE-key can rule out the presence of lupus with unparalleled levels of accuracy. In fact, two-thirds of patients who tested positive for lupus using the ANA test were subsequently found through the SLE-key Rule-Out test not to have SLE.
ImmunArray’s testing platform is currently being broadened to focus on the diagnosis of other autoimmune diseases as well as traumatic brain injury.
To learn more about SLE-key or order a test, contact Michael Petruny at Michael.Petruny@ImmunArray.com or complete the form below.