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Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of antinuclear antibodies in the United States.
Prenatal screening for maternal antinuclear antibodies should not be performed routinely in most pregnancies.
Evaluation of the new multiplexed immunoassay, FIDIS, for simultaneous quantitative determination of antinuclear antibodies and comparison with conventional methods.
Diagnostic significance of antinuclear antibodies in pleural effusion.
Antinuclear antibodies (ANA), a group of antibodies that react against normal components of a cell nucleus, may be found in patients with Sjogren's syndrome, as well as the antibodies SSA (or RO) and SSB (or LA).
Antinuclear antibodies by indirect immunofluorescence: Optimum screening dilution for diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus.
A careful history must rule out other diagnoses, along with laboratory tests including complete blood cell count, urinalysis, measurement of transaminases, and detection of antinuclear antibodies.
Because of a marked increase in the number of requests for antinuclear antibodies, anti-extractable nuclear antigen antibodies, and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies for the diagnosis of autoimmune rheumatic disease, guidelines have been proposed for their appropriate use.
The discovery of the rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies and later the association of HLA-B27 and ankylosing spondylitis helped clinicians correctly identify and diagnose rheumatoid arthritis from systemic lupus erythematosus from the seronegative spondyloarthopathies.
After consultation with an infectious disease specialist, several diagnostic tests were performed, including serologic tests for adenovirus, Chlamydophila psittaci, antinuclear antibodies, cytomegalovirus, LCMV, coxsackie B virus types 1-6, and echovirus types 4, 7, 9, and 11; polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for herpes simplex virus 1 and 2; infectious mononucleosis screen; cryptococcal antigen testing; and urinary mumps antibody testing.
Complement inhibitors-complement is a group of blood proteins that can cause inflammatory damage when it forms complexes with antinuclear antibodies.
A Diagnosing JRA involves a medical history, physical exam, and possibly a number of laboratory tests, including blood tests to measure inflammation and detect antinuclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor, or sometimes HLA-B27.
antinuclear antibodies [ANA]), a syphilis test (VDRL), urinalysis, blood chemistries, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
have found so-called antinuclear antibodies in the blood of 23 women who developed autoimmune disease after receiving breast implants made of silicone gel.
The fully automated ANA screen will offer laboratories labor savings and faster results, while follow-up testing using the ANA lineBlot and dsDNA assays will simplify the identification and monitoring of antinuclear antibodies in the patient sample.