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Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - Elisa

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  • anti nuclear antibody (ana)- elisa

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    Sample type: BLOOD
    Gender: Both
    Age group: All age group
    The antinuclear antibody (ANA) – Elisa test helps to detect and diagnose autoimmune disorders such as lupus and Sjogren syndrome. This test uses the ELISA method to determine the results. The antinuclear antibody (ANA) – Elisa test is done: • In case of symptoms of autoimmune disorders

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    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to form a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. After cleaning, the needle is inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The additional tests that can be advised along with antinuclear antibody tests include the Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and the C-reactive protein test.
    Antinuclear antibodies are autoantibodies. These are directed against certain components of the nucleus of a cell and thus are known as antinuclear antibodies.
    Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease. It occurs when the immune system of the body attacks one’s self-tissues and organs.
    Sjogren’s syndrome is an immune system disorder. Its common symptoms include dry eyes and dry mouth.
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