What do I do with a positive ANA?

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Course Credit:

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour


Opens: 2023-01-19
Closes: 2023-02-19

Target Audience:

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In support of improving patient care, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.00 contact hour.
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    Presenting Faculty

  • Peng Thim Fan, MD

    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Division of Rheumatology
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Los Angeles, California


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Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the most important ways to approach a complex multisystem rheumatic illness: history, physical examination, and functional tests like CBC, comprehensive metabolic panel, Urinalysis, ESR, CRP, and CK
  • Discuss why an “arthritis panel” should not be used
  • Recognize the important role of ANA in lupus diagnosis and the way various ANA determinants leads us to be able to identify various connective tissue diseases

Faculty Disclosures

Peng Thim Fan, MD

Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme