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ANA in general (this is homogenous pattern signifying that it's anti-DNA of some type). Sensitivty of 99% but low specificity, improves if you use titer of 1:160. SLE, SS, scleroderma, RA, MS, infections, malignancies. ONCE ANA is found to be positive, do anti-dsDNA, anti-Sm and APA. ANTI-dsDNA and anti-SMITH are essentially restricted to SLE. ANTI-RNP high titer - Tom, lower titers seen in SLE. Anti Ro and La with negative ds and sm = Sjogren Syndrome. Anti-Scl-70 seen exclusively in…