Laboratory results

  • Negative autoantibodies:
    • Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)
    • Extractable nuclear antigens (ENA) including JO-1, scl-70
    • Rheumatoid factor (RF)
    • Anti-CCP
    • ANCA
  • Serology for hypersensitivity pneumonitis (precipitating immunoglobulin G antibodies): 
    • Negative against mould antigens
    • Positive against budgie antigens
  • Lactate dehydrogenase: 262 U/l (normal range: 135-214 U/l)
The remainder of the analysis was uneventful

Provided by Prof. Heussel and PD Kreuter (Thoraxklinik Heidelberg, Germany)
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