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Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Use of Immunologic Tests: Antinuclear Antibody Testing

Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Use of Immunologic Tests: Antinuclear Antibody Testing

Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Use of Immunologic Tests: Antinuclear Antibody Testing

Introducton

This article is part of a series on immunologic testing guidelines. The series introduction, published in this issue, outlines the full methodology for obtaining data, grading the literature, combining the information from multiple sources, and developing recommendations. Briefly, MEDLINE and Healthstar were searched using a variety of search terms, and all relevant available literature was reviewed. All articles were critically reviewed using published standards for studies of diagnostic tests. Test use was categorized as primarily diagnostic or prognostic (which also included monitoring).
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