Abs against specific antigens and blood cells

Sanquin offers a great variety of assays for detection of antibodies directed to blood cells, cellular components and plasma proteins. The assays are part of routine diagnostics in the fields of autoimmunity (i.e. ANA, anti-dsDNA, anti-C1-inhibitor) or immunohematology (antibodies to red blood cells, granulocytes and thrombocytes).

For all available assays please visit our diagnostic tests pages or contact us at immunomonitoring@sanquin.nl.

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Van der Molen RG, Hamann D, Jacobs JF, van der Meer A, de Jong J, Kramer C, Strengers PF, van der Meer JW. Anti-SSA antibodies are present in immunoglobulin preparations. Transfusion 2014 Nov 13.

Shi J, van de Stadt LA, Levarht EW, Huizinga TW, Hamann D, van Schaardenburg D, Toes RE, Trouw LA. Anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) antibodies precede the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2014; 73(4):780-3.

Van de Stadt LA, van Schouwenburg PA, Bryde S, Kruithof S, van Schaardenburg D, Hamann D, Wolbink G, Rispens T. Monoclonal anti-citrullinated protein antibodies selected on citrullinated fibrinogen have distinct targets with different cross-reactivity patterns. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2013; 52(4):631-5.

Ketelslegers IA, Modderman PW, Vennegoor A, Killestein J, Hamann D, Hintzen RQ. Antibodies against aquaporin-4 in neuromyelitis optica: distinction between recurrent and monophasic patients. Mult Scler 2011; 17(12):1527-30.

Van de Stadt LA, de Koning MH, van de Stadt RJ, Wolbink G, Dijkmans BA, Hamann D, van Schaardenburg D. Development of the anti-citrullinated protein antibody repertoire prior to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2011; 63(11):3226-33.

Damoiseaux J, Tervaert JW, Derksen R, Hamann D, Hooijkaas H, Klasen I, Kallenberg C, Limburg P, Smeenk R. Autoantibody standardization in The Netherlands. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2009; 1173:10-4.

Last edited on: 28 October 2015