My Endo diagnosed me with Hashimoto's 3 weeks ago but she is concerned I have a connective tissue disorder - possibly the mixed type as I have Raynaud's as well as positive Hep2 ANA antibodies (speckled type).
I have asked Blue Horizon to give me details about what antibodies they screen for in the ANA test and the one I was looking for in particular was the U1-RNP antibody present in MCTD.
They test for: nRNP,Sm,Ro,La,Jo1 and Scl70 which are all part of the RNP/Extractable Nuclear Antibody profile.
Has anyone gone through Blue Horizon to be tested for U1-RNP antibody? I don't think my GP practice tests for this or even knows what it is!
Other antibodies that have been tested are:
Anti-Smooth Muscle Abs
Thanks for any help.