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The diagnostic value of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody testing in a routine clinical setting.

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Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) tests are a routine clinical assay in most UK hospitals. We examined the role of routine ANCA testing in achieving a diagnosis of systemic vasculitis in a routine clinical setting. From April 1996 to March 2000, 2734 samples from five hospital departments were tested for ANCA by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) at a single laboratory. After April 1999, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) were performed on all IIF-positive samples. Clinical ...

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10.1093/qjmed/94.11.615
Journal:
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians More from this journal
Volume:
94
Issue:
11
Pages:
615-621
Publication date:
2001-11-01
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EISSN:
1460-2393
ISSN:
1460-2725
Language:
English
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108602
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2013-11-17

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