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ANTI-NUCLEAR ANTIBODY (ANA)

Synonym(s):

​Anti ANA, Antinuclear Antibody, Anti Nuclear Antibody, ANA, ANF

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 mL plain blood

Storage and Transport

Method

​Immunofluorescence

Test Results

Specimens screened negative at 1:160 dilution are reported as "Negative".

Specimens screened positive are worked-up in doubling dilutions from 1:160 to 1:640 and reported with titer and pattern of fluorescence. 

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Range 2 – 4 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Friday

Remarks

Change History Notes

  • 09 Apr 2018 11:15 AM

    Method has been updated w.e.f. 2 Feb 2018

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