ANA (Antinuclear Antibodies) Screen, IFA with Reflex to Titer and Pattern

ANA (Antinuclear Antibodies) Screen, IFA with Reflex to Titer and Pattern

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ANA (Antinuclear Antibodies) Screen, IFA with Reflex to Titer and Pattern
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:
The indirect immunofluorescent test has three elements to consider in the result: 1.Positive or negative evidence of light radiation. 2. The titer. 3.The pattern of radioactive light.

ANA (Antinuclear Antibodies) is a group of special antibodies produced by a person’s immune system when it fails to effectively separate between “self” and “nonself.” These autoantibodies attack the body’s own cells, causing signs and symptoms such as tissue and organ inflammation, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue. The presence of ANA is associated with several autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and Sjögren’s syndrome but is most commonly seen in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

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