Research
Antibody

Novel auto-antibody to modified type II collagen as an early diagnostic for rheumatoid arthritis

Description and applications

Patients samples from various cohorts from three key European centres has identified a novel auto-antibody to modified type II collagen as an early diagnostic for rheumatoid arthritis.90% sensitivity and 100% specificity for early RA regardless of ACPA status.

Publications

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23575908

Keywords

Rheumatoid arthritis, Diagnostic, biomarker, autoantibody, Type II collagen

Dr Ahuva Nissim

William Harvey Institute

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