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Disease Investigations appropriate for
initial diagnostic investigations
Addison’s disease Anti -adrenal, Ovary or Testes antibodies
α1 antitrypsin deficiency α1 antitrypsin
Family screening for α1 antitrypsin deficiency(ONLY once a deficient sibling or spouse has been identified) α1 antitrypsin
α1 antitrypsin Phenotype
Allergy IgE (total IgE)
Allergen specific IgE (RAST) testing
(Extrinsic) allergic alveolitis
(bird fanciers lung)
Avian precipitins
Anaphylactic reaction (especially adverse drug reactions) Mast cell tryptase
C3/C4
Angioedema (hereditary or acquired) C1 inhibitor
C3/C4
Allergy testing if appropriate
Anti -phospholipid syndrome (APS) Anti -cardiolipin antibodies
Lupus anticoagulant (Haematology)Autoantibody screen
C3/C4
Bullous skin disorders Anti -epidermal antibodies
C1 Inhibitor deficiency C1 Inhibitor
C3/C4
Cerebellar ataxia Anti -glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies (GAD)
Chronic active hepatitis (CAH) Autoantibody screen
Immunoglobulins, Serum protein electrophoresis
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) Immunoglobulins, Serum protein electrophoresis
Chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD) α1 antitrypsin
Immunoglobulins
Coeliac disease Anti -tissue transglutaminase
Congenital heart block Autoantibody screenENA Screen (Anti-Ro)
Connective tissue disease Autoantibody screen
(Includes C3/C4, rheumatoid factor and serum electrophoresis)
CREST syndrome Autoantibody screen
Cryoglobulinaemia Cryoglobulin screen(Includes C3/C4 and rheumatoid factor)
Deep venous thrombosis Anti -cardiolipin
Autoantibody screen
C3/C4
Dermatitis hepetiformis Anti -tissue transglutaminase
Dermatomyositis Autoantibody screen
Anti-Jo1
Diabetes (type 1) Anti -pancreatic islet cell Ab
Anti -GAD Antibodies
DLE Autoantibody Screen
Dressler’s syndrome Anti -cardiac muscle Ab
Emphysema α1 antitrypsin
Immunoglobulins
Fibrosing alveolitis Autoantibody screen
Food allergy Total IgEFood allergen screen
Glomerulonephritis Autoantibody screen
Anti -neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab (ANCA)
Anti -glomerular basement membrane Ab (GBM)
C3/C4
Immunoglobulins, Serum protein electrophoresis
ASO titre -if strep. suspected
Goodpasture’s syndrome Anti -glomerular basement membrane Ab (GBM)
Anti -neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab (ANCA)
Graves disease Anti -thyroid microsomal Ab
Guillain-Barré syndrome Anti -GM1 and GQ1b antibodies
Haemolytic anaemia Haptoglobin levels
Hashimotos Thyroditis Anti -thyroid peroxidase (TPO)
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) C1 Inhibitor
C3/C4
Juvenile chronic arthritis Autoantibody screen
Immunoglobulin, Serum protein electrophoresisC3/C4
Lymphoproliferative disorders Immunoglobulin, Serum protein electrophoresis
Malignant Paraprotein, myeloma screen Immunoglobulin, Serum protein electrophoresis
Urine electrophoresis (Bence-Jones)
Mastocytosis Mast cell tryptase
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) Anti -neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab (ANCA)
C3/C4
Microscopic polyangitis Anti -neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab (ANCA)
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) Autoantibody screen
C3/C4Anti -cardiolipin antibodies
Monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS) Immunoglobulin, Serum protein electrophoresis
Urine electrophoresis (Bence-Jones)
Multiple sclerosis Oligoclonal Bands: serum and CSF
Myasthenia gravis Anti -acetylcholine receptor antibodies
Myeloma Immunoglobulin, Serum protein electrophoresis
Urine electrophoresis (Bence-Jones)
Neonatal liver disease α1 antitrypsin
Non-Hodgkins lymphoma Immunoglobulin, Serum protein electrophoresis
Urine electrophoresis (Bence-Jones)
Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes Anti -neuronal antibodies
Partial lipodystrophy C3/C4 (screen for nephritic factor)
Pemphigoid Epidermal antibodies
Pemphigus Epidermal antibodies
Pernicious anaemia Autoantibody screen
Polymyositis Autoantibody Screen
Anti -Jo1
Premature ovarian failure Anti -adrenal and ovary antibodies
Primary biliary cirrhosis Autoantibody screen
Progressive system sclerosis Autoantibody screenAnti -Scl70
Raynaud’s Autoantibody screen
C3/C4
Rheumatoid arthritis Autoantibody screen
C3/C4
Rhinitis Total IgE
Inhaled (aero-)allergen screen
Sjogrens Syndrome Autoantibody screen
Systematic sclerosis, scleroderma Autoantibody screen
C3/C4
Systematic lupus erythematosis (SLE) Autoantibody screen
C3/C4
Vasculitis Autoantibody screen
Anti -neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab (ANCA)
C3/C4
Waldendstrom’s macroglobulinaemia Immunoglobulin, Serum protein electrophoresis
Urine electrophoresis (Bence-Jones)
Wegener’s granulomatosis Anti -neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab (ANCA)
Autoantibody screen
Wilson’s disease Caeruloplasmin levels