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Migliorini P, Baldini C, Rocchi V, Bombardieri S. Anti-Sm and anti-RNP antibodies. Autoimmunity. 2005 Feb;38(1):47-54. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15804705 through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed March 2011.

Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests Fourth Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pg. 80, 82, 91.

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