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Report of the First International Consensus on Standardized Nomenclature of Antinuclear Antibody HEp-2 Cell Patterns 2014-2015.

Chan EK, Damoiseaux J, Carballo OG, Conrad K, de Melo Cruvinel W, Francescantonio PL, Fritzler MJ, Garcia-De La Torre I, Herold M, Mimori T, Satoh M, von Mühlen CA, Andrade LE - Front Immunol (2015)

Bottom Line: The consensus nomenclature and representative patterns are made available online at the international consensus on antinuclear antibody pattern (ICAP) website (www.ANApatterns.org).To facilitate continuous improvement and input, specific comments on ICAP are encouraged and these will be discussed in subsequent ICAP meetings.The ultimate goal with the establishment of the ICAP is to promote harmonization and understanding of autoantibody test nomenclature, as well as interpretation guidelines for ANA testing, thereby optimizing usage in patient care.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida , Gainesville, FL , USA.

ABSTRACT
During the 12th International Workshop on Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 28, 2014, a full day session was devoted to establishing a consensus on the nomenclature of staining patterns observed in the antinuclear antibody (ANA) indirect immunofluorescence test on HEp-2 cells. The current report summarizes the collective agreements with input from the host Brazilian and international communities that represented research, clinical, and diagnostic service laboratories. Patterns are categorized in three major groups (nuclear, cytoplasmic, and mitotic patterns) and each pattern has been defined and described in detail. The consensus nomenclature and representative patterns are made available online at the international consensus on antinuclear antibody pattern (ICAP) website (www.ANApatterns.org). To facilitate continuous improvement and input, specific comments on ICAP are encouraged and these will be discussed in subsequent ICAP meetings. The ultimate goal with the establishment of the ICAP is to promote harmonization and understanding of autoantibody test nomenclature, as well as interpretation guidelines for ANA testing, thereby optimizing usage in patient care.

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Representative images of selected major HEp-2 cell patterns. (A) homogeneous nuclear (AC-1); (B) nuclear dense fine speckled (AC-2); (C) centromere (AC-3); (D) homogeneous nucleolar (AC-8); (E) cytoplasmic fibrillar linear (AC-15); (F) cytoplasmic discrete dots (AC-18); (G) polar/Golgi-like (AC-22); (H) rods and rings (AC-23).
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Figure 2: Representative images of selected major HEp-2 cell patterns. (A) homogeneous nuclear (AC-1); (B) nuclear dense fine speckled (AC-2); (C) centromere (AC-3); (D) homogeneous nucleolar (AC-8); (E) cytoplasmic fibrillar linear (AC-15); (F) cytoplasmic discrete dots (AC-18); (G) polar/Golgi-like (AC-22); (H) rods and rings (AC-23).

Mentions: Nomenclature and classification tree for nuclear, nucleolar, cytoplasmic, and mitotic IIF staining patterns on HEp-2 cell substrates. This is a summary of the International Consensus on Antinuclear antibody Pattern (ICAP) meeting and subsequent discussion, debate, and dialog. Patterns are shown from AC-1 to AC-28. Examples of some of the major patterns are shown in Figures 2 and 3, while additional images of each are depicted in a web page linked to the ANA ICAP website (www.ANApatterns.org). Boxes with amber background are recommended as competent-level reporting, whereas those with olive green background are considered for expert-level reporting. AC, anti-cell.


Report of the First International Consensus on Standardized Nomenclature of Antinuclear Antibody HEp-2 Cell Patterns 2014-2015.

Chan EK, Damoiseaux J, Carballo OG, Conrad K, de Melo Cruvinel W, Francescantonio PL, Fritzler MJ, Garcia-De La Torre I, Herold M, Mimori T, Satoh M, von Mühlen CA, Andrade LE - Front Immunol (2015)

Representative images of selected major HEp-2 cell patterns. (A) homogeneous nuclear (AC-1); (B) nuclear dense fine speckled (AC-2); (C) centromere (AC-3); (D) homogeneous nucleolar (AC-8); (E) cytoplasmic fibrillar linear (AC-15); (F) cytoplasmic discrete dots (AC-18); (G) polar/Golgi-like (AC-22); (H) rods and rings (AC-23).
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Figure 2: Representative images of selected major HEp-2 cell patterns. (A) homogeneous nuclear (AC-1); (B) nuclear dense fine speckled (AC-2); (C) centromere (AC-3); (D) homogeneous nucleolar (AC-8); (E) cytoplasmic fibrillar linear (AC-15); (F) cytoplasmic discrete dots (AC-18); (G) polar/Golgi-like (AC-22); (H) rods and rings (AC-23).
Mentions: Nomenclature and classification tree for nuclear, nucleolar, cytoplasmic, and mitotic IIF staining patterns on HEp-2 cell substrates. This is a summary of the International Consensus on Antinuclear antibody Pattern (ICAP) meeting and subsequent discussion, debate, and dialog. Patterns are shown from AC-1 to AC-28. Examples of some of the major patterns are shown in Figures 2 and 3, while additional images of each are depicted in a web page linked to the ANA ICAP website (www.ANApatterns.org). Boxes with amber background are recommended as competent-level reporting, whereas those with olive green background are considered for expert-level reporting. AC, anti-cell.

Bottom Line: The consensus nomenclature and representative patterns are made available online at the international consensus on antinuclear antibody pattern (ICAP) website (www.ANApatterns.org).To facilitate continuous improvement and input, specific comments on ICAP are encouraged and these will be discussed in subsequent ICAP meetings.The ultimate goal with the establishment of the ICAP is to promote harmonization and understanding of autoantibody test nomenclature, as well as interpretation guidelines for ANA testing, thereby optimizing usage in patient care.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida , Gainesville, FL , USA.

ABSTRACT
During the 12th International Workshop on Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 28, 2014, a full day session was devoted to establishing a consensus on the nomenclature of staining patterns observed in the antinuclear antibody (ANA) indirect immunofluorescence test on HEp-2 cells. The current report summarizes the collective agreements with input from the host Brazilian and international communities that represented research, clinical, and diagnostic service laboratories. Patterns are categorized in three major groups (nuclear, cytoplasmic, and mitotic patterns) and each pattern has been defined and described in detail. The consensus nomenclature and representative patterns are made available online at the international consensus on antinuclear antibody pattern (ICAP) website (www.ANApatterns.org). To facilitate continuous improvement and input, specific comments on ICAP are encouraged and these will be discussed in subsequent ICAP meetings. The ultimate goal with the establishment of the ICAP is to promote harmonization and understanding of autoantibody test nomenclature, as well as interpretation guidelines for ANA testing, thereby optimizing usage in patient care.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus