A critical evaluation of commercial immunoassays for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies directed against proteinase 3 and myeloperoxidase in Wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis.

@article{Csernok2002ACE,
  title={A critical evaluation of commercial immunoassays for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies directed against proteinase 3 and myeloperoxidase in Wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis.},
  author={Elena Csernok and David A. Ahlquist and Sebastian Ullrich and Wolfgang Ludwig Gross},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={1313-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of 11 commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits for the detection of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) directed against proteinase 3 (PR3) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). METHODS Serum samples were taken from 92 patients with a histological and clinical diagnosis of WG (n=50) or MPA (n=42) and from 30 disease controls (systemic lupus erythematosus, n=15… CONTINUE READING