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Test ID: FFANA    
Anti-Nuclear Antibodies, Body Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

ANA are commonly found in a variety of autoimmune diseases. Antibody frequency increases with age in apparently healthy people. ANA patterns on Hep-2 slides provide only general clues about particles (chromatin, nucleosomes, and spliceosomes). ANA patterns (other than centromere pattern) are not reliably correlated with the presence of specific antibodies and must be further evaluated by EIA using individual ENA antigens.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
FPANAANA Titer and Pattern Body FluidNoNo

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

ANA, Body Fluid

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

ANA on Body Fluid
ANA Body Fluid
Antinuclear Ab
Anti-Nuclear Antibodies on Body Fluid