Report on the second International Consensus on ANA Pattern (ICAP) workshop in Dresden 2015

Report on the second International Consensus on ANA Pattern (ICAP) workshop in Dresden 2015

Author Chan, E. K. L. Google Scholar
Damoiseaux, J. Google Scholar
de Melo Cruvinel, W. Google Scholar
Carballo, O. G. Google Scholar
Conrad, K. Google Scholar
Francescantonio, P. L. C. Google Scholar
Fritzler, M. J. Google Scholar
Garcia-De La Torre, I. Google Scholar
Herold, M. Google Scholar
Mimori, T. Google Scholar
Satoh, M. Google Scholar
von Muhlen, C. A. Google Scholar
Andrade, L. E. C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract The second meeting for the International Consensus on Antinuclear antibody (ANA) Pattern (ICAP) was held on 22 September 2015, one day prior to the opening of the 12th Dresden Symposium on Autoantibodies in Dresden, Germany. The ultimate goal of ICAP is to promote harmonization and understanding of autoantibody nomenclature, and thereby optimizing ANA usage in patient care. The newly developed ICAP website was introduced to the more than 50 participants. This was followed by several presentations and discussions focusing on key issues including the two-tier classification of ANA patterns into competent-level versus expert-level, the consideration of how to report composite versus mixed ANA patterns, and the necessity for developing a consensus on how ANA results should be reported. The need to establish on-line training modules to help users gain competency in identifying ANA patterns was discussed as a future addition to the website. To advance the ICAP goal of promoting wider international participation, it was agreed that there should be a consolidated plan to translate consensus documents into other languages by recruiting help from members of the respective communities.
Keywords Antinuclear antibodies
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Language English
Sponsor German Association of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL e. V.)
Date 2016
Published in Lupus. London, v. 25, n. 8, p. 797-804, 2016.
ISSN 0961-2033 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd
Extent 797-804
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000379238100002

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