Trigger Assay For Differentiating Between Rheumatic And Non-rheumatic Disorders

Abstract

The present invention provides for a method for excluding a non-rheumatic disorder as cause of a musculoskeletal complaint of a subject including determining as to whether at least one autoantibody or antigen which is indicative for at least one rheumatic disorder is present in a sample obtained from the subject, wherein the presence of the autoantibody or antigen allows to exclude a non-rheumatic disorder as cause of a musculoskeletal complaint of a subject. Accordingly, it provides for a method that triggers the next steps in diagnosing the cause of a musculoskeletal complaint of a subject—either further diagnosis of a rheumatic disorder or of a non-rheumatic disorder to confirm the initial diagnosis. Also provided is a kit for excluding a non-rheumatic disorder as cause of a musculoskeletal complaint of a subject as well as uses of the kit.


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  • Publication: Jun 23, 2011
  • Application: Dec 10, 2010
    US US 96525710 A
  • Priority: Dec 18, 2009
    EP EP 09179778 A

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