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Anti Nuclear Antibody -Titres

Overview

The Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres blood test is performed to determine the presence of an autoimmune disorder in a patient by measuring the amount of antibodies in the body.

What is the Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test?

The Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test is a type of test that is used to determine the presence of an autoimmune disorder by measuring the amount of antibodies present. A normal Anti-nuclear Antibody test will detect the presence of antibodies in the body. However, antibodies appear even when the patient has consumed antibiotic medication. This test is performed to detect the presence of an autoimmune disorder.

Why is the Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test suggested?

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

  • Severe fever.
  • Weight loss.
  • Weakness in the body.
  • Persistent muscle pain and joint pain.

How is the Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test performed?

In the Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test,

  • The injection site is cleaned with antiseptic lotions.
  • The blood is extracted and sent to the lab for testing.

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

The Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test is used to determine the presence of anti-nuclear antibodies in the blood. The quantity of antibodies is measured to determine the Titre value.

Preparation before the Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test

The preparations for the test include

  • Stopping the consumption of certain medication like antibiotics at least 24 hours before the test.
  • Providing the doctor with a complete medical history.

Post-care after Anti-nuclear Antibody -Titres test

Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test does not require any special post-care. The patient can leave immediately after the test and resume their daily activities.

Sample types of Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test

The Anti-nuclear Antibody – Titres test requires a blood sample.

Side effects of Anti-nuclear Antibody -Titres test

 This test is usually safe and without side effects.

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