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Table 2 Presence of Rib-P-like cytoplasmic indirect immunofluorescence pattern on HEp-2 substrates from different manufacturers

From: Limited reliability of the indirect immunofluorescence technique for the detection of anti-Rib-P antibodies

Manufacturer Lowa MFU, number (percentage) Mediumb MFU, number (percentage) Highc MFU, number (percentage) All, number (percentage)
  n = 15 n = 15 n = 15 n = 45
INOVA (San Diego, CA, USA) 0 3 (20.0) 7 (46.6) 10 (22.2)
ImmunoConcepts (Sacramento, CA, USA) 0 1 (6.7) 5 (33.0) 6 (13.3)
Euroimmun (Lübeck, Germany) 0 0 3 (20.0) 3 (6.7)
  1. aLow = 20 to 49 median fluorescence units (MFU); bmedium = 50 to 100 MFU; chigh ≥ 100 MFU. Rib-P, ribosomal P protein.
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