The CytoBead® ANCA, ANA, ANA 2, CeliAK and RPGN assays are used for the diagnosis of systemic and organ specific autoimmune diseases, via indirect immunofluorescence.
The kits CytoBead® ANCA, ANA, ANA 2, CeliAK and RPGN consist of reagents to determine IgG autoantibodies against neutrophil cytoplasmic antigens (CytoBead® ANCA and CytoBead® RPGN), nuclear and cytoplasmic antigens (CytoBead® ANA and CytoBead® ANA 2) and IgA or IgG antibodies against endomysium, transglutaminase 2 and deaminated gliadin (CytoBead® CeliAK).
The unique CytoBead® assays combine sensitive screening via native substrates (tissue sections or cells) as well as confirmatory testing via solid phase assays (microparticles) in one reaction
- Using the well-known method of indirect immunofluorescence, processing of CytoBead® assays is fast and reliable
- The use of standard glass slides guarantees simple handling
- The evaluation of CytoBead® assays can be done manually or automatically using the AKLIDES® system (for more information see www.medipan.de)
- With automatic evaluation using the AKLIDES® system, quantitative results comparable to those of ELISAs are produced.