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Anticentromere Antibody

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Also known as: Centromere Antibody; ACA
Formal name: Anticentromere Antibody
Related tests: ANA, Autoantibodies, ENA Panel

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect the presence of anticentromere antibodies; to help diagnose limited cutaneous scleroderma

When to Get Tested?

When you have one or more symptoms that suggest CREST syndrome

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?