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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Olcen, "Methods of choice for diagnostic antinuclear antibody (ANA) screening: Benefit of adding antigen-specific assays to immunofluorescence microscopy," Journal of Autoimmunity, vol.
Antinuclear antibody profile revealed positivity for anti-dsDNA, anti-Sm, anti-nucleosome, anti-U1RNP and anti-Ku antibodies in the male patient, while the female SLE patient showed positivity for anti-dsDNA and anti-Sm antibodies.
Blood results Haemoglobin 13.9 g/dL White cell count 9.6 x [10.sup.9]/L Neutrophils 6.1 x [10.sup.9]/L Platelets 311 x [10.sup.9]/L Erythrocyte 10 mm/h sedimentation rate C-reactive protein 13 mg/L Antinuclear antibody Negative Rheumatoid factor Negative Sodium 141 mmol/L Potassium 4.4 mmol/L Urea 6.2 mmol/L Creatinine 91 [micro]mol/L Albumin 47 g/L Bilirubin 8 [micro]mol/L Alkaline phosphatase 93 IU/L Alanine transaminase 14 IU/L Corrected calcium 2.61 mmol/L
Finally, with appropriate dilution there would be a reduction in what Calin termed the 'iatrogenic antinuclear antibody neurosis' of referred patients with nonspecific complaints and a positive ANA (5).
Immunology profile findings included positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and double-stranded DNA antibody.
Serologic and clinical features of patients with discoid lupus erythematosus: relationship of antibodies to single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid and of other antinuclear antibody subsets to clinical manifestations.
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.
Findings on laboratory evaluations--including measurements of c- and p-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (c-ANCA and p-ANCA), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), antinuclear antibody (ANA), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), sputum acid-fast bacilli (AFB), and a complete blood count--were normal.
Serum antinuclear antibodies specific to Sm, double-stranded DNA, SSM/Ro, SSB/La, histone, RNP, Scl-70, Jo-1, and centromeric antigens were analyzed using Hep-2 nucleus antigens with the BINDAZYME ANA (antinuclear antibody) EIA Kit (The Binding Site, Birmingham, UK).
In general, all children with JRA are tested for antinuclear antibody (ANA).
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