WHAT IS ANTI-SM TEST (EXTRACTABLE NUCLEAR ANTIGEN)?

WHAT IS ANTI-SM TEST (EXTRACTABLE NUCLEAR ANTIGEN)?

An antinuclear antibody is active against acidic nuclear proteins, present in autoimmune disease detected by an immunofluorescent procedure. Immunofluorescence results in characteristic staining patterns that help differentiate the type of connective tissue disease occurring. Anti-Sm antibodies are associated with a speckled pattern and occur in clients with mixed connective tissue syndrome and in about onefourth of clients with scleroderma, discoid lupus erythematosus, and SLE. 

 

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