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Clinical Indications for Measurement of Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies (ANCA)

Purpose:

To determine if measuring anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) is clinically indicated.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

I77.6, M31.3

Description:

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are autoantibodies, with the target antigen found in the cytoplasm of neutrophils or monocytes. Measurement of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies is indicated in patients with findings suggestive of a systemic vasculitis.

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