antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody
ANCA-associated vasculitis
… he recommended that her blood be tested for anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies—ANCA for short. Introduced in the mid-to late 1980s, the test for the presence of such antibodies produced by the immune system has given doctors an early means of diagnosing Wegener's.Roger Schlueter, The Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat

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“ANCA.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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