Autoimmunity – Eurofins Biomnis


Autoimmune diseases (AID) affect 5-7% of the general population and constitute the third cause of morbidity in developed countries, after cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

An autoimmune reaction may develop against many autoantigens present in our body, which accounts for the diversity of autoantibodies available for research. The different types of AID fall into two main categories: organ non-specific and organ-specific. The non-specific AID are generally connective tissue diseases and they are associated with a wide variety of clinical symptoms. The organ-specific AID target the antigens of a single organ.

Eurofins Biomnis can detect over 100 different autoantibodies, including rare or newly discovered types found in myositis, neurological diseases, blistering skin diseases…

Their laboratory uses several techniques to assist in the biological diagnosis of AID: indirect immunofluorescence, the Luminex technology on the Bio-Plex platform, immunoassays, immunoblots… The results are provided on Day 0 for the most common parameters and in less than a week for most of the rare autoantibodies.

The laboratory personnel includes members of the SFI (Société Française d’Immunologie; French Society of Immunology) and the EASI (European Autoimmunity Standardization Initiative).


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