antinuclear antibody


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antinuclear antibody

[¦an·tē¦nü·klē·ər ′an·tə‚bäd·ē]
(immunology)
Antibody to deoxyribonucleic acid, ribonucleic acid, histone, or nonhistone proteins found in the serum of individuals with certain autoimmune diseases. Abbreviated ANA.
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Participant characteristics according to antinuclear antibody (ANA) positivity among females 16-49 years of age in the general U.
Study on correlation between chest X-P course findings and change in antinuclear antibody in asbestos plant employees [in Japanese].
Our first patient had granulomas in the lung and lymph nodes compatible with sarcoidosis and a mildly elevated serum rheumatoid factor, and our second patient had an elevated serum antinuclear antibody level.
Smith will discuss NanoSmart Pharmaceuticals' novel drug-delivery platform utilizing a human-derived antinuclear antibody that targets areas of necrosis present in all solid tumors.
The results of antinuclear antibody testing were negative (indirect immunofluorescence, screening dilution 1:40).
I see a lot of patients who present with heart failure or with pericarditis, or arrhythmias, and they have a strongly positive antinuclear antibody so it's fine to screen for ANA in that situation," she said.
Test results for HIV and antinuclear antibody were negative.
While common conditions of inflammatory polyarthritides such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus were known, the clinician's ability to establish a specific diagnosis would be based solely on his clinical acumen and without much benefit of laboratory tests such as the rheumatoid factor or antinuclear antibody, as early precursors of these tests were not even described until the 1940s.
One of the autoantibody tests, the antinuclear antibody (ANA) test, is standard for assessing SLE because it is positive in almost 100 percent of patients with the disease.
Measurements of the complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) level, and antinuclear antibody (ANA) level were all within normal ranges.