About Antinuclear antibodies
What are antinuclear antibodies?
Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are antibodies which target and attack the nuclei of the body’s own cells, causing systemic inflammation.
Antibodies are proteins typically produced by the immune system to target and protect against harmful entities. In rare cases the immune system can malfunction, producing antibodies which target and attack the body’s own cells. Disorders caused by this process are called autoimmune diseases and can be potentially life-threatening.
Diseases associated with the presence of ANAs include lupus erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.
Why take the test?
This test checks for the presence of ANA. It is typically used to diagnose an autoimmune condition such as lupus.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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