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What does ANA stand for?

ANA stands for Anticardiolipin Antibody


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This is diagnosed by performing a blood test for two antibodies; the anticardiolipin antibody and the lupus anticoagulant.
Their study results were found to mirror the results noted in the 2003 College of American Pathologists ACL-B survey for anticardiolipin antibody proficiency testing where an 80% consensus was reached for only five of the nine (55%) samples distributed for testing.
2) Of these, RF was found in 38 to 71% of patients, (2,4,5) antinuclear antibody in 10 to 41%, (2,3,4,5) antismooth muscle antibody in 9 to 22%, antithyroglobulin antibody in 7 to 14%, anti-LKM1 antibody in 5%, and anticardiolipin antibody in up to 44%.