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Biomarqueurs en immunologie générale [Biomarkers in clinical immunology].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
In a current perspective of individualized medicine, biomarkers appear as a simple and readily available aid to assist clinicians in the identification and monitoring of diseases whose diagnosis is difficult. Basically, we know the limited performance of medical history and of clinical examination; therefore, the use of laboratory tests is often seen as the panacea to solve the clinical enigma. The purpose of this article is to analyze a few biomarkers commonly processed in the immunology laboratory (AAN, ANCA, anti-tTG, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP) and to review the principle, the usefulness and the performance of these tests in specific clinical situations. We will see that, far from supplanting history and physical examination, these immunological biomarkers take their full value as a supplement to clinical information!
Autoantibodies/immunology, Autoimmune Diseases/diagnosis, Autoimmune Diseases/immunology, Biological Markers/analysis, Clinical Laboratory Techniques, Humans, Immunologic Tests/methods, Individualized Medicine/methods
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