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Overview

An Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C blood test is performed to determine a particular autoimmune disease called Systemic Vasculitis.

What is the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test?

Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C (ANCA) is used to detect certain autoimmune diseases like Systemic Vasculitis. A normal ANCA test detects the presence of antibodies but this test measures the quantity of antibodies present in the blood and determines the type of autoimmune disease. The C-ANCA will measure the presence of PR3 antibodies.

Why is the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test suggested?

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test is performed when the patient experiences the following symptoms:

  • Pain and inflammation in the joints.
  • Muscle pain.

How is the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test performed?

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test is carried out by extracting blood from the vein of a patient and testing it in perfect laboratory conditions.

 

What are the parameters measured in the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test?

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test is used to determine

  • The presence of the anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody tested in the blood.
  • The quantity of PR3 antibodies.

Preparation before the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test

The preparations required before performing the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test include the following points:

  • The patient should provide a detailed medical history and genetic disorders running in the family to the doctor.
  • The patient should not take any medication, especially antibiotics, before the test.

Post-care after the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test does not require any special post-care. The patient can leave immediately and resume regular activities after the test.

Sample types of Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test requires a blood sample.

Side effects of the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – C test has no side effects.

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