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Overview

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA blood test is performed to determine the type of autoimmune disease by using HEp-2 cells as a substrate.

 

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

Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA (ANCA) is used to detect the type of autoimmune disease. A normal ANCA test cal detect the presence of antibodies. However, by using the IFA test, the quantity of antibodies present in the blood can be easily measured. This helps in detecting the type of disease by using HEp-2 cells as a substrate.

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

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

  • Pain and inflammation in the joints.
  • High fever.
  • Severe muscle pain.

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

Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA is a blood test in which blood is extracted from the vein of the patient and tested.

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

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA test is used to determine the presence of anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies, which are tested in the blood using the HEp-2 cells as a substrate.

Preparation before the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA test

The following preparations are required before performing the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA test:

  • The patient should provide the doctor with a detailed medical history along with information on any other genetic disorders present in the family.
  • The patient should not take any antibiotics before the test as these may affect the results.

Post-care after Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA test

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA test does not require any special post-care. The patient can leave immediately after the test.

Sample types of Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – IFA test

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

 

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

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

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