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Speckled and SSA/Ro Pattern

In this mixed pattern, one observes the Speckled ANA pattern; granular/speckled staining in the nucleus of the interphase cells; no staining in nucleoli; the absence of staining in the chromosomal area of the metaphase mitotic cells; and some speckling in the area outside of the chromosomal area along with the hyperexpressing cells demonstrating the SSA/Ro pattern.

In cases of mixed speckled and SSA/Ro, follow-up testing for anti-ENA antibodies is necessary.

This pattern is reported as "ANA positive, Speckled and SSA/Ro pattern, anti-SSA/Ro antibodies present; titering is necessary."