Anti-nuclear Antibodies Test

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What are anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)?

Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) are proteins in the blood that can attack the nuclei of cells, leading to inflammation and damage. The Anti-nuclear Antibodies Test is used to detect the presence of these antibodies, which can indicate an autoimmune disease.

Conditions associated with positive ANA test results

A positive ANA test can be associated with various autoimmune diseases, including:

  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Polymyositis and dermatomyositis

Test procedure and interpretation

The ANA test is a blood test that looks for certain patterns and intensity of antibodies under a microscope. A doctor will interpret the results based on the patient’s clinical history. While a positive ANA test indicates the presence of anti-nuclear antibodies, it does not confirm a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease.

Accuracy and limitations

Our Anti-nuclear Antibodies Test is a reliable and accurate diagnostic tool for assessing potential autoimmune diseases. However, only about 11-13% of people with a positive ANA test have an autoimmune disease, and up to 15% of healthy individuals have a positive ANA test. Therefore, the test does not confirm a diagnosis of an autoimmune or connective tissue disease. Choose our Anti-nuclear Antibodies Test for a comprehensive analysis of your autoimmune health and early detection of potential autoimmune diseases.

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