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Overview

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – P blood test is performed to determine the type of autoimmune disease by the perinuclear staining technique.

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

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – P (p-ANCA) is used to detect certain types of autoimmune diseases. A normal ANCA will provide a common result but with the help of the p- ANCA staining test, the exact type of autoimmune disorder affecting the patient can be determined. These antibodies stain the material around the nucleus and detect the presence of MPO antibodies.

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

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

  • Muscle pain.
  • Joint pain along with inflammation.
  • Weakening of the walls in blood vessels.

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

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – P is a blood test in which blood is extracted from the vein of the patient.

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

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – P test is used to determine the presence of

  • Anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies.
  • The peri nuclear wall.

Preparation before the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – P test

The patient should stop consuming antibiotics at least 24 hours before the test.

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

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

Sample types of the Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – P test

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

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

The Anti-neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody – P test has no side effects. Slight pain may occur at the injection site for some time.

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