antinuclear antibody


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antinuclear antibody

n. Abbr. ANA
Any of various antibodies that react with nuclear antigens such as nucleic acids and histones and are often present in the blood of people with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
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The result of immunologic tests (a) Normal values Antinuclear antibody Negative (<40) Antimitochondrial antibody Negative (<10/mL) Rheumatoid factor Negative (<40) MPO-ANCA 394 (<9.
5 g/dl/24 h protein, immunologic disorder with positive anti-Smith antibodies, false-positive Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test, positive antinuclear antibody, and hematologic disorder with Coombs-positive hemolytic anemia.
Weighted proportions of antinuclear antibody (ANA) positivity and titer categories according to mercury (Hg) exposure quantiles.
Antinuclear antibody testing in obstetric patients.
Antinuclear antibody and anti-ds DNA titters were normal, and the rheumatoid factor was negative.
Laboratory tests revealed that his erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), antinuclear antibody (ANA) level, rheumatoid factor (RF) value, and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) titers were within normal limits.
4], thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), antithyroglobulin (anti-Tg) antibody, antithyroperoxidase (anti-TPO) antibody, antinuclear antibody (ANA), anti-double stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA), prothrombin time (PT), and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT).
The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test detects autoantibodies that react against components of the nucleus, or "command center," of your own cells.
Results for antinuclear antibody and antiganglioside antibodies were also negative.
In most populations, up to 75 per cent of individuals with positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) tests do not have identifiable rheumatic disease (1).
Guidelines for clinical use of the antinuclear antibody test and tests for specific autoantibodies to nuclear antigens.