Characterization and comparison of commercially available antinuclear antibody kits using single pattern index sera.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The wide variety of commercial kits used to test antinuclear antibodies (ANA) by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) makes comparison of data from different laboratories difficult. Data comparing the sensitivity and feasibility of the various kits are not available. Eight different methods using tissue section and monolayer substrates for evaluating serum ANA by IIF were compared using single pattern ANA-positive sera. A rationale for selection among these kits and guidelines for interlaboratory comparison is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McCarty, GA; Rice, JR

Published Date

  • 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 339 - 347

PubMed ID

  • 6995606

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0315-162X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada