ANCA test has no value in subtyping IBD

ANCA (anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody) tests do not help discriminate Crohn’s disease from ulcerative colitis, results from an Australian IBD clinic suggest. A retrospective review of ANCA tests results for 64 patients treated at the Canberra Hospital also found that positivity for the PR3 was common but did not have value in predicting systemic vasculitis. The ...

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