Antinuclear Antibody

Antinuclear Antibody

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

Discipline: Immunology

Turnaround Time: 4 days