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ID:366 Amyloid A Protein (SAA)
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DescriptionSerum Amyloid A (SAA) is released from hepatocytes in the acute phase and is the precursor of amyloid A fibrils which are found in amyloidosis.
IndicationPatients at risk of Amyloidosis e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis, Inherited Fever Syndromes.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationThe 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.

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesNormal range = <10 mg/l
Unitsmg/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT5 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT5 days
Turnround CommentTurn around time provided by the referral laboratory. Please allow additional time for sample dispatch and return of results.
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:16:26. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:16:26.