What is the Anti-nuclear Antibody test?
The Anti-nuclear Antibody (ANA) test is used as a primary test to help analyze a person for autoimmune disorders that affect many tissues and organs throughout the body. It is most often used as one of the tests to help diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, a positive ANA test by itself does not diagnose any particular disease.
When is the Anti-nuclear Antibody test recommended?
It is recommended:To determine the presence of autoimmune diseases like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).To evaluate the possible presence of autoimmune connective tissue disorders (CTDs) other than SLE, such as polymyositis, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, etc.
What does it measure?
The Anti-nuclear Antibody test: Analyzes the amount and pattern of antinuclear antibodies in the blood. The immune system of the body is mainly responsible for differentiating between the body’s own cells and foreign cells, like pathogens. Once the foreign cells have been identified, they are then targeted and destroyed.In autoimmune disorders, the immune system is not able to recognize certain cells as the body’s own cells and starts an immune response against them, which results in their destruction.These antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are autoantibodies that are produced against protein markers present in the nucleus of certain cells in the body. They are produced in a number of autoimmune diseases but are most commonly produced in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 72 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Anti-nuclear Antibody test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Anti-nuclear Antibody test in Mumbai is Rs. 1080.
How often should I get tested for the Anti-nuclear Antibody test?
The Anti-nuclear Antibody test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Anti-nuclear Antibody test?
Positive / Negative
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Anti-nuclear Antibody test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Anti-nuclear Antibody test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Anti-nuclear Antibody test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth. in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Anti-nuclear Antibody test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!