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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This patient's recent weight loss was concerning for underlying systemic disease, so a laboratory work-up including complete blood count, serum protein electrophoresis, cold agglutinins, antinuclear antibody, rheumatoid factor, and cryoglobulins was performed.
Patients showing positivity in ANA profile without any features to diagnose collagen vascular diseases were re-tested 3 months after resolution of ADR and considered to have positive ANA profile only if they tested positive for the same antinuclear antibody with ++ titre on both occasions.
Antinuclear antibody testing in obstetric patients.
Direct Coombs' test, and cold agglutinin, serum immunoglobulins, antinuclear antibody, total protein, and lipid levels were normal.
Serological markers, such as serum creatine kinase (CK), anti-Scl 70, anti-centromere antibody, rheumatoid factor, and antinuclear antibody, were negative.
Antinuclear Antibody Testing: Methods, Indications and Interpretation.
Lockshin, almost everyone has a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test and another abnormality, such as a positive anti-DNA antibody test.
One patient developed an antinuclear antibody (ANA) of 1/2000 and one became rheumatoid factor positive.
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).
Both patients presented increased antinuclear antibody titres, suggesting possible causal association.