Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (ANA)
Container:Croydon and Kingston/RNOH - General Biochemistry SST 5ml Gold. St George's - Immunology / Specialised Biochemistry SST 6ml Red
Ref range (male):Negative
Ref range (female):Negative
Additional informationPossible clinical association - Connective tissue disorders. Low titre ANA may be seen in the elderly and associated with viral infections. Specimens showing a positive ANA will be tested for antibodies to appropriate specific antigens; homogeneous patterns will typically be tested for antibodies to double stranded DNA and speckled patterns will typically be tested for antibodies to the extractable nuclear antigens (RNP, Sm, SSA, and SSB). Other antigen specificities will be tested depending upon the clinical details or if specifically requested.
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Last updated June 23, 2017