Sjogren’s Syndrome is a systemic, chronic autoimmune disorder, which is often times associated with dry eye and dry mouth due to the involvement of the lachrymal and salivary glands. Millions of people in the U.S. alone have Sjogren’s Syndrome, many of which are currently undiagnosed. It is estimated that up to 10% of 20 million patients with dry eye symptoms in the US have early and undiagnosed Sjogren’s Syndrome. At Margolis Vision, we offer a blood test, which will allow individuals who suffer from dryness, itchiness, grittiness and tearing a chance to be properly diagnosed. If it is determined that you have Sjogren’s Syndrome, Dr. Margolis will discuss the recommendations and ways to treat the disorder in order to minimize any further complications. The Nicox Sjogren’s Testing Diagnostics provides dry eye patients with an early detection of Sjogren’s Syndrome in order to prevent worsening symptoms and progression.
Please call 303-797-1150 today to schedule your Sjogren's Syndrome testing appointment at our office in Lone Tree, Colorado.
If a patient is suspected of having Sjogren’s Syndrome, a blood test will be performed. The blood test consists of a harmless finger prick, in which the patient will be tested for various levels of antibodies in their blood stream. Additionally, the test will be able to determine the levels of different types of blood cells, blood glucose levels, evidence of inflammatory conditions, and indications of possible issues with an individual’s liver or kidney. This comprehensive test is harmless, quick and extremely important to have if any symptoms of Sjogren’s Syndrome are present. After the test is completed, the results are sent to a laboratory for further analysis. The test results are then sent back to the Margolis Vision office within a week or so, in which Dr. Margolis will carefully and thoroughly investigate the results. If the test results indicate that a patient has Sjogren’s Syndrome, they will be scheduled for a subsequent appointment in which they will discuss possible treatment options with Dr. Margolis at that time.
It is important to continue seeing Dr. Margolis for continued treatment of Dry Eye symptoms. He may refer a patient that is diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome to a primary care physician or to another specialist for management of any other symptoms that the patient may experience. The staff at Margolis Vision is dedicated to protecting your health and satisfaction levels, which is why we are happy to provide our patients with this wonderful diagnostic tool.
The cost of this test is covered by most insurance carriers. However, if your insurance provider does not cover the cost, if you are uninsured or if you have any questions regarded the test, please contact Margolis Vision for further information on how we can help. We serve patients in Lone Tree, Castle Rock, and throughout the Denver area.