This is a good test for anyone with unexplained symptoms and also for those who wants to be proactive and stay healthy. It is also important for people with a diagnosed autoimmune disease because the biggest risk factor for getting an autoimmune disease is having one already; when your immune system loses tolerance for one tissue in your body, it is more likely to start attacking other tissues, as well.
The Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen measures auto-antibodies against 24 different tissue “targets”. Elevated levels of any of these antibodies are associated with increased risk of developing (or having) one or more autoimmune diseases.
This test measures antibodies that can damage the following tissues: