Lab Test : Antinuclear Antibody

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Alternate:ANA
Includes:Titers on all positives specimens
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:ANA
Available:Tests are batched and performed weekly
Turnaround:1 - 7 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:Gross hemolysis
Gross lipemia
Wrong collection tube
Normal:Negative at 1:40
Uses:Screening test for autoimmune diseases and Systemic Lupus Erythmatosis
Limitations:N/A
Method:Immunofluorescence (IF)
 

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