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A 43-year-old male asked:

Why is the p-anca test included in the inflammatory bowel disease panel that i just had done by labcorp?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Correlation: Low-level anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies of varying specificities, including anti-lysozyme and anti-myeloperoxidase, are often found in ulcerative colitis and sclerosing cholangitis. It's good to check as they support the diagnosis and may eventually be guides to treatment.
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