Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Overnight fasting is preferred.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 2 week
Method: IFA (Hep-2 Substrate)
Comment: Positivity till end point titre will be reported.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 7 – 15 days
Usage: ANA is useful in the diagnosis of patients with autoimmune diseases such as SLE, Mixed connective tissue disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Progressive systemic sclerosis and CREST syndrome. The incidence of low titre ANA positivity increases with age in normal individuals. Many drugs like Hydralazine and Procainamide may induce ANA production.
Specialty: Rheumatologist, Chest Physician, Physician
Disease: Autoimmune disorders
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred.