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

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Thyrocare Technologies Limited is India's first and most advanced Totally Automated Laboratory having its strong presence in more than 2000 cities / towns in India and internationally. Thyrocare is India's first fully automated diagnostic laboratory with a focus on providing quality at affordable costs to laboratories and hospitals in India and other countries. Thyrocare operates with a Centralized Processing Laboratory (CPL) in Mumbai - India for esoteric tests; and Regional Processing Laboratory in major metro cities of India and other parts of Asia. We have focus on strong technologies, strong brands and strong systems that enable all laboratories to give their clients the best of science and technology at an affordable cost. With a belief that 'Quality' is the heart of any intelligent management, Thyrocare became one of the first Indian diagnostic laboratories to obtain internationally renowned quality accreditations like ISO 9001-2000 rating as early as 2001, which is now escalated to ISO 9001:2008; NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) in 2005 and CAP (College of American Pathologists) certification in 2007.
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