Anti Nuclear Antibody (ana)- Elisa

Sample Type Blood
Pre-test Information 12 hours fasting is required before the test. This means you are not supposed to consume food or any other fluids, except water.
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Price ₹ 1250
The anti-nuclear antibody test detects autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. The ANA is a blood test and one part of the diagnosis for autoimmune diseases.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ANA is useful in the diagnosis of systemic rheumatic diseases such as SLE, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), undifferentiated connective tissue disease, Sj-gren syndrome, scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), polymyositis and others. Some patients, without clinical evidence of an autoimmune disease or a systemic rheumatic disease, may have a detectable level of ANA. This finding is more common in women than in men and the frequency of detectable ANA in healthy women aged above 40 may approach 15%-20%. ANA may also be detectable following viral illnesses, in chronic infections or in patients treated with many different medications. Drugs that may cause positive results include carbamazepine, chlorpromazine, ethosuximide, hydralazine, isoniazid, mephenytoin, methyldopa, penicillins, phenytoin, primidone, procainamide, and quinidine.