Serum Amyloide A

Markers: SAA
The results of this test take approximately 7 days.

In certain conditions, prolonged and elevated levels of serum amyloid A can lead to the deposition of amyloid fibrils in various tissues, contributing to the development of amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a group of conditions characterized by the abnormal accumulation of amyloid proteins in organs and tissues, which can affect their normal function.

It is important to note that although serum amyloid A is associated with inflammation and certain diseases, it is only one component of a complex immune response. Monitoring SAA levels can provide valuable information about the level of inflammation in the body and can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of related conditions.

Inflammation marker:
SAA acts as an inflammatory marker. When inflammation occurs in the body, the production of SAA increases.

Increased Levels: Increased levels of SAA can be seen in various inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, infections, and autoimmune diseases.

Prolonged and significant elevations in SAA levels can lead to the formation of amyloid plaques. Amyloidosis is a condition in which these plaques build up in various tissues and organs, which can cause damage to these structures.

Diagnosis and Monitoring:
Measurements of SAA levels can be used for the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory conditions. Doctors can use these tests to assess the severity of inflammation and monitor the effectiveness of treatments.

It is important to note that while SAA is a useful marker, it does not provide a specific diagnosis. Elevated levels may indicate inflammation, but further evaluation is often necessary to determine the cause of the inflammation. The interpretation of SAA levels should always be made in the context of the clinical picture and additional diagnostic information.
The accuracy of the test for Serum Amyloide A is conducted through ISO-certified laboratories. The accuracy of a test method is expressed in terms of specificity and sensitivity. However, the most important aspect is that the results are interpreted and accepted among general practitioners and hospitals. This is the case with our venous samples. Mutual acceptance may not always be present due to potentially reduced reliability with a capillary sample.
Most tests generally take 24-48 hours. Tests that go through an LC-MS method generally take longer, think about an average of 3-7 working days. Additionally, it also depends on the location. Some locations do the analysis themselves and others outsource it to another lab.
Interpreting the results of Serum Amyloide A is not always easy and should be seen in the broader picture, along with anamnesis and physical examination. In the doctor's advice section, the query in which you can already outline your complaints is taken into account, otherwise, the results are interpreted in conjunction with the other results. If necessary, the doctor can call to ask about physical abnormalities. You don't have to interpret the results yourself because there is always advice and explanation from the doctor.
If the results of the test for Serum Amyloide A are clinically significantly abnormal, the doctor will contact you by phone. If you are not reachable, you will receive an email. This includes advice and an explanation of the abnormal results and what you can do about them. If you need a prescription or referral, we can help with that.
The costs of Serum Amyloide A can be found on the product page. Depending on your insurance and additional packages, you may be reimbursed for these costs for Serum Amyloide A. For example, tests for IVF treatment are often reimbursed. After your order, you will receive an invoice that you can submit to your insurance.
The ordering process is easy. You can add a Serum Amyloide A test or the tests you want to your shopping cart. In step two, you fill in your details and pay. Then you will receive an email confirmation and you can go to a collection location. After you have been there, you will receive the results of the Serum Amyloide A test in your Portal.
We are certified-ready according to the NEN 7510 and 7512 standards for secure data transfer in healthcare. The Portal is secured with two-factor authentication. Your data is also encrypted. We do not send the results of Serum Amyloide A to third parties without permission, not even to your general practitioner without your consent.
The blood test for Serum Amyloide A must take place at one of the collection locations we provide. At certain locations, it is possible for a phlebotomist to come to you. You can indicate this during checkout. An appointment will then be made as soon as possible to come to your home.
You can easily make an appointment for Serum Amyloide A blood test after your order in your Portal. You can visit almost daily in all major cities in the Netherlands. In smaller cities, you can visit on certain days. At certain locations, it is also possible to visit on weekends.
An interpretation by a doctor or an explanation is included in the Serum Amyloide A test. The explanation takes into account the query that you can specify in your Portal after ordering.
For blood tests, we always use venous sampling. This is the gold standard for blood collection. Over-the-counter tests, such as a finger prick test, use the capillary route for blood collection. These do not always give the same results and the accuracy depends on how, where, and with which technique the collection is done. The advantage, of course, is that the test is easier and less painful to take.
You can always pay with iDeal and credit card (VISA, Mastercard, and Amex). This also includes Apple Pay. The phlebotomists at the collection location cannot accept cash payments.
The results of Labplusarts can be shared with your general practitioner at your request. However, you can also easily arrange this yourself by downloading the result in PDF format. Because we use comparable test methods as the general practitioner, the results are interchangeable and comparable so that comparisons can be made well.
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