Table 4

Sensitivity and specificity of Anti-Scl-70 in diagnosis of SSc

SSc versus:

Assay used

Sensitivity (%)

Specificity (%)


Normal controls

ID

20*

100*

IB

41*

99.4*

ELISA

43*

100*

Overall

34

99.6

Other connective tissue diseases

ID

26*

99.5*

IB

40*

99*

ELISA

43*

90*

Overall

97.9

Primary Raynaud's phenomenon

ID

28*

98*

Non-SSc relatives

ID

25.5*

100*


*Reference [35]. Reference [36]. ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; IB, immunoblotting; ID, immunodiffusion.

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