Method of Collection:
Volume as mentioned on gel vacutainer (Yellow)
Days for reporting:
Negative : Index value below 1.5
Positive : Index value more than/= 1.5
Why is the Test Done?
The ANA test is ordered when a patient show signs and symptoms that are associated with SLE or another autoimmune disorder. It may also be ordered when a patient has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and the doctor suspects that the patient may have developed and additional autoimmune disorder. Patients with autoimmune disorders can have wide variety of symptoms such as low grade fever, joint pain, fatigue, and/or unexplained rashes that may change over time.
How to prepare for the Test:
Some medication may bring on a condition that includes SLE symptoms, called drug-induced lupus. When the drugs stopped, the symptoms usually go away. Although many medication have been reported to cause drug-induced lupus, those most closely associated with this syndrome include hydralazine, isoniazed, procainamide, and several anticonvulsants