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Patterns of Immunofluorescent Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)

Purpose:

To use the pattern of immunofluorescence shown by antinuclear antibodies to indicate a patient's underlying immune disorder.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, imaging studies, laboratory tests, disease progression

ICD-10:

K75.4, L93, M32.0, M33.0, M33.1, M33.2, M34, M35.0, M35.1

Description:

A variety of staining patterns can be seen on indirect immunofluorescent antinuclear antibody testing. The pattern seen correlates with the underlying disease, which can be diagnosed by performing additional tests.

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