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Overview

The Anti-nuclear Antibody blood test is performed to determine the presence of autoimmune disorder in a patient.

What is the Anti-nuclear Antibody test?

The Anti-nuclear Antibody test is the initial test that is used to determine the presence of autoimmune disorder in a patient. It is mainly used to detect autoimmune disorders like lupus and Sjogren’s syndrome.

Why is the Anti-nuclear Antibody test suggested?

The Anti-nuclear Antibody test is performed when the patient has the following symptoms:

  • Severe fever.
  • Body weakness.
  • Increase in muscle pain and joint pain.

How is the Anti-nuclear Antibody test performed?

The Anti-nuclear Antibody test is a blood test in which blood is extracted from the vein and then sent for testing. Blood is usually drawn from an exposed vein in the arm. The puncture spot is sanitized before the extraction of the sample. A cotton ball with antiseptic solution may be used to plug the site after the procedure.

What are the parameters measured in the Anti-nuclear Antibody test?

The Anti-nuclear Antibody test is used to determine the presence of anti-nuclear antibodies in the blood.

Preparation before the Anti-nuclear Antibody test

Preparations required before performing the Anti-nuclear Antibody test include

  • The patient should stop consuming certain medication like antibiotics.

Post-care after Anti-nuclear Antibody test

The Anti-nuclear Antibody test does not require any special post-care. The patient can leave immediately after the test. If the patient experiences any discomfort, they should immediately consult their medical practitioner.

Sample types of the Anti-nuclear Antibody test

The Anti-nuclear Antibody test requires a blood sample.

Side effects of the Anti-nuclear Antibody test

This test is extremely safe. There are no side effects.

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