SAA proteins plays a major role in physiological processes, including the recruitment of immune cells to inflammatory sites, the transport of cholesterol to the liver for secretion into the bile and the induction of enzymes that degrade extracellular matrix. They have binding sites for high density lipoproteins, laminin, calcium and heparin/heparan-sulfate and are implicated in several chronic inflammatory diseases, such as amyloidosis, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and neoplasia. It is expressed in the normal liver, adipose tissue, breast, salivary gland, brain, and can be used as panel with ? and ? Ig light chains, TransthTransthyretin in recognizing most forms of amyloid.
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0.5 mL – Manual – Concentrate, 1 mL – Manual – Concentrate, 6 mL – Manual – RTU, 50 Tests – Automation – Xmatrx, 100 Tests – Automation – i6000, 160 Tests – Automation – Xmatrx, 5 slides – Xmatrx, 5 slides – Manual