Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies

Lab Update: (Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA), along with perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCA), are among the two most useful and often discriminating markers for colitis. ASCA tends to recognize Crohn’s disease more frequently, whereas pANCA tend to recognize ulcerative colitis.

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