If I test positive for something from CellTrends, then I guess I'll need to find out what causes beta-2 adrenergic receptor auto-antibodies, which I do not currently know.
Epstein-Barr and other herpes family viruses can, but many different infections can triggered many types of antibodies. Most are B cell antibodies.
Hashimotos autoimmune thyroid disease is different, it's T cell driven, not B cell driven.
https://www.nature.com/articles/nm0...ng insidious, progressive thyroid destruction
I’m thinking of getting antibody test too but what is the end purpose of it? Is simply just to prove your condition or is it for access to specific medications that would target the specific issue?
For most autoimmune diseases, treatment is either to help symptoms. Treatment would depend on the antibodies and autoimmune problem found.
Or to suppress the immune system from reacting, which can gave negative consequences, like cancer and inability to fight infections.
Or a treatment like Rituximab can be used to wipe out B cell production for awhile, to try to teach the immune system not to make the bad antibodies. This is not specific to the type of antibodies and has been used with success in several types of autoummunity. There are other similar drugs that attack different subsets of B cells. Rituximab just does CD20 cells.
Another strategy for wiping out B cells is plasmapharesis, a mechanical process for vacuuming B cells out of the blood, which works until the body makes more B cells, so it has to be repeated with some frequency.