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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Amyloid A
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
SAA
Test information
Used to monitor patients with amyloidosis. The concentration of SAA in the blood rises greatly in many inflammatory diseases, for example rheumatoid arthritis. Up to 10% of individuals with sustained high SAA values may eventually develop AA amyloidosis.
Reference range
see report
Special requirements
Serum
Tube type
SST
Gold top tube
Minimum volume
500uL
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Protein Reference Unit & Immunology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Page last updated: 16 July 2019