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Antinuclear antibody test.

@article{OSullivan2013AntinuclearAT,
  title={Antinuclear antibody test.},
  author={Michael O'Sullivan and Andrew Mclean-Tooke and Richard K S Loh},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={
          718-21
        }
}
  • Michael O'Sullivan, Andrew Mclean-Tooke, Richard K S Loh
  • Published in Australian family physician 2013
  • Medicine
  • The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is widely used as a serological marker of autoimmune disease. Antinuclear antibodies are immunoglobulins or antibodies that bind to one or more antigens expressed within the nucleus of human cells. Used selectively, the ANA test can be a useful laboratory tool to help confirm or exclude the diagnosis of systemic rheumatic disease. However, the relatively high prevalence of ANAs in other inflammatory conditions, as well as healthy individuals, can make a… CONTINUE READING

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