The path to an autoimmune disease diagnosis is a long and arduous one.
In fact, 35% of people diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) reported seeing 6 or more doctors before receiving a diagnosis. This can mean years of struggling without treatment to overcome the symptom flares, fatigue, and physical challenges of the disease -- not to mention living with the stress and mental exhaustion of feeling ignored by clinicians.
The frustrations do not stop with the patients. Rheumatologists are only able to make a lupus diagnosis after evaluating a range of health data including family history, symptom logs, & non-diagnostic laboratory tests, and ruling out other health conditions. This leads to dissatisfied patients, frustrated clinicians, and added healthcare expenses.
Using a first-of-its-kind biomarker test, Progentec aims to remove these frustrations. An accurate lupus diagnostic test is the first step of a mission to improve the identification and long-term management of lupus.
Complementing these tests, Progentec is developing digital tools to ensure that people with lupus can be active participants in their care. The LupusCorner app and LupusCorner.com are available to track lupus symptoms, manage medications, and improve health literacy. Learn more about LupusCorner here.