Sample type: Serum
Test name: Antinuclear Antibody a.k.a. ANA
Condition / Indication: arthralgia, arthritis, autoimmune liver screen
Special precautions & notes: Positives non specific. Follow on testing performed where appropriate, depending on staining pattern seen. Also seen in 10% of the normal elderly.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Ideal volume (mL): 2 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Turnaround time: 4 working days