The SSA ( also called anti-Ro) test is an autoantibody test that can be associated with systemic lupus (SLE) or Sjogren’s Disease. However, there can be false postives and you must have the apprpriate symptoms for the diagnosis to be made. Regional back and neck pain is usually not as symptom of Sjogren’s or SLE.
About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.
Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University