Skip to main content

Please note that this is a beta version of our website. Should you encounter any bugs, glitches, lack of functionality or other problems on the website, please let us know immediately so we can rectify these accordingly. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated! You can email us.

Login to North West London Pathology – consumables service

If you need a new account or you have a query about your order, please telephone the pathology call centre on 0203 313 5353.

If you have forgotten your password you can reset this yourself. Please click here if you have forgotten your password.

Results Line and Enquiries

0203 313 5353

Scl-70 antibodies

Category Immunology
Test background

This test is only performed if the antinuclear antibody (ANA) screen is positive. The ENA screen includes antibodies to RNP, Sm, SS-A, SS-B, Scl-70 and Jo-1. If the ENA screen is positive then individual specificities will be checked and subsequently confirmed by immunoblot assay. Antibodies to DNA-topoisomerase (Scl-70) are found in patients with scleroderma (~25 %) and are usually associated with the progressive systemic sclerosis subset.

Clinicial Indications

Scleroderma Systemic sclerosis

Reference range

Negative

Sample & container required RST (rust top)
Sample volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround time 5 days