Using antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody testing to diagnose vasculitis: Can test-ordering guidelines improve diagnostic accuracy? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic
  • Vasculitis

abstract

  • A positive result on an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ANCA test, as it is currently ordered, is not a definitive diagnostic indicator of AAV. Compliance with guidelines for ANCA testing would decrease the number of false-positive results and has the potential to reduce total test expenditures.

publication date

  • July 8, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12090888

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1509

end page

  • 14

volume

  • 162

number

  • 13