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Optimal Utilization of Laboratory Testing



Anti–Single–Stranded DNA: Another Misused Test4,5,6

Slide 9

November 2011

Here's the anti-single-stranded DNA. It's another misused test. Now this one has strong literature support to say that it's non-specific and of little clinical utility in patients with connective tissue diseases. There's nothing special about this particular test, but I do want to point out this point, that there is no CAP (College of American Pathologists) proficiency testing for this particular test. So if you are currently offering tests in your armamentarium that do not have CAP proficiency. It's a good reason to look at that test as being over-utilized.

Anti–Single–Stranded DNA

 


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