Autoimmune Diseases or Disorders result from a hyperactive immune system attacking normal tissues as if they were foreign organisms. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates up to 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising. Researchers have identified 80-100 different autoimmune diseases and suspect at least 40 additional diseases of having an autoimmune basis. These diseases are chronic and can be life-threatening. Autoimmune disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in females in all age groups up to 64 years of age.
Experience and dedication to research have made DiaSorin a leading company in the expanding market of autoimmune diagnostics. The Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA) line encompasses a broad range of tests used in rheumatology, gastroenterology and in diagnosis of thrombosis and vasculitis. Quality-controlled manufacturing ensures high performance of the kits throughout their long shelf life. Results are obtained quickly due to simple test procedures, short incubation time, and ready-to-use reagents, which are often common to several tests. The use of recombinant, purified antigens ensures high performance for routine laboratory work.
EIA tests are fully automated with standardized procedures on the ETI-MAX 3000™ Analyzer.