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What is Serum Amyloid A (SAA)?
It's a biomarker protein (an acute-phase protein) produced in the liver. The level of serum amyloid A (SAA) in the blood increases dramatically in response to a systemic inflammation. SAA also acts as a cytokine, influencing cell adhesion, migration, proliferation and aggregation.
It serves as a marker for inflammation that increases and decreases quickly so it gives real-time and accurate information when other signs are unclear.
When use Serum Amyloid A (SAA) test?
Use Serum Amyloid A:
- To determine the extensiveness of the inflammation
- To determine if selected treatment is effective
- As a rule in/rule out marker for inflammatory diseases
- To monitor the post-operative effects and recovery after surgery
A high Serum Amyloid A value should be an indication to start treatment for relapse, even if other signs are absent.