Last month, the SWLP POCT team received the exciting news that after two years of hard work, the blood gas and glucose meter service at St George’s was given full UKAS accreditation. It is the largest and most complex POCT service in the country to receive full accreditation, which proved challenging for both the POCT […]
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Possible clinical association – Systemic sclerosis. Specimens showing a positive ANA will be tested for antibodies to appropriate specific antigens; homogeneous patterns will typically be tested for antibodies to double stranded DNA and speckled patterns will typically be tested for antibodies to the extractable nuclear antigens (RNP, Sm, SSA, and SSB). Other antigen specificities will be tested depending upon the clinical details or if specifically requested.
Reference range: negative <0.95, equivocal 0.95-1.0, positive >1.0
This assay can be requested directly, or may be added on if indicated by the antinuclear antibody (Hep2) result.
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