The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the COBAS-ANA, a new EIA-based screening method for detection of ANAs in comparison with the IF-ANA in patients who had been diagnosed as having CTD and in healthy individuals who had been selected based on strict criteria.
For these reasons, the development of a simple method for detecting ANAs without requiring training in laboratory procedures has been anticipated as a substitute for IF-ANA.
The latter method is useful for screening disease-specific ANAs coated on the plates, but ANAs against nuclear antigens other than the specific antigens used in the method may not be detectable.
When the Santa Ana season hits, fire crews with the Angeles National Forest Service, Los Angeles County and other area agencies are prepared.
Fire crews from various agencies are ready to provide mutual aid and equipment at a moment's notice, but the biggest challenge during the Santa Ana season is remaining mobile, Jorgensen said.
A strong Santa Ana
, however, can quickly dry out even damp brush.
indicated that "the recent Olympic games and good weather in August had a negative impact on chainwide sales in Jumbo Video and, consequently, royalties received by the Company.