Antinuclear antibodies: Clinical applications

A. Wanchu

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Abstract

One of the common serological hallmarks of autoimmune disorders is the presence of various autoantibodies in the sera of patients affected by these disorders. Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) detection is often needed to aid the diagnosis in several autoimmune disorders. In view of the different methodologies available for their detection, it becomes essential to understand the advantages and pitfalls of each procedure. This brief review discusses some methodological aspects of ANA detection and the clinical relevance of the presence of some of the autoantibodies found in the sera of patients with autoimmune disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Postgraduate Medicine
Volume46
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • Antinuclear antibodies
  • Autoantibodies
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Laboratory techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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