Test Catalog

Test ID: SSAB    
SS-A and SS-B Antibodies, IgG, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluating patients with signs and symptoms of a connective tissue disease in whom the test for antinuclear antibodies is positive, especially those with signs and symptoms consistent with Sjogren syndrome or lupus erythematosus


Testing for SS-A/Ro and SS-B/La antibodies is not useful in patients without demonstrable antinuclear antibodies.

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
SSASS-A/Ro Ab, IgG, SYesYes
SSBSS-B/La Ab, IgG, SYesYes

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Connective Tissue Disease Cascade (CTDC) in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test


Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Anti-Sjogren's Syndrome
Anti-SSA (Anti-Sjogren's Syndrome A)
Anti-SSB (Anti-Sjogren's Syndrome B)
Autoantibodies to SS-B/LA, Serum
Autoantibodies to SSA (Ro)
Autoantibodies to SSB (La)
La (Anti-SSB)
Ro (Anti-SSA)
Ro Autoantibodies
Sjogren's Syndrome
SSA (Anti-SSA)
SSA Autoantibodies
SSB (Anti-SSB)
SSB Autoantibodies