Anti Nuclear Antibody

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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations

Overview of Anti Nuclear Antibody

Test Description

The ANA test is ordered when you have signs and symptoms of systemic autoimmune diseases most commonly SLE. Some examples of the signs and symptoms include fever, rashes, joint pain, sensitivity to light, hair loss etc.

Why Get Tested

If you have signs or symptoms suggesting an autoimmune disorder like 

  1. low grade fever
  2. bone or joint pains
  3. skin rashes
  4. sensitivity to light 
  5. hair loss 
  6. muscle pain 


Precautions

  • No special preparation required

What Results of Anti Nuclear Antibody mean?

Interpretations

  • A positive ANA test means autoantibodies are present and suggests the presence of an autoimmune disease
  • The most common disease associated with a positive ANA test is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • This test may also be positive in Sjogren syndrome, drug induced lupus, scleroderma
  • A negative ANA test usually means that the patient does not have SLE
  • The results of this antibody should be correlated with other tests like clinical symptoms, other test findin

Provided By

NABL

ISO

The CLINICAL LABORATORY of Shahbazker’s Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd., Colaba is the 5th lab in Mumbai & 21st in India to be granted accreditation by NABL, and the 1st Lab in Mumbai and 2nd in India to be accredited under ISO 15189 (specific for medical Laboratories). NABL is a body under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Its criteria are based on ISO 15189:2007.

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