Th/To antibodies

Indication

Suspicion of scleroderma and differential diagnosis of Raynaud’s syndrome.

Method

Immunoblot. A 40 kD protein of 7-2/MRP RNP complex, a nucleolar endoribonuclease.

Answer

The result is given as positive or negative.

Interpretation

Antibodies are markers for scleroderma and occur in 4-10% of the patients. They may also occur in Raynaud’s syndrome and may then be an early marker for scleroderma.

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