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What is anti nuclear antibody test for immunology?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: A general screen..
A general screen for certain autimmune diseases.
However, my favorite referral is a patient with a positive ana. I can tell most on revisit that it is a false positive. 5% off th population has a positive ana. Only 1/100 have an autoimune disease, associated with a positive ana.

In brief: A general screen..
A general screen for certain autimmune diseases.
However, my favorite referral is a patient with a positive ana. I can tell most on revisit that it is a false positive. 5% off th population has a positive ana. Only 1/100 have an autoimune disease, associated with a positive ana.
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