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Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)

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Also known as: Fluorescent Antinuclear Antibody; FANA; Antinuclear Antibody Panel
Formal name: Antinuclear Antibody

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To evaluate for certain autoimmune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjogren syndrome, among other types

When to Get Tested?

When your healthcare provider thinks that you have symptoms of an autoimmune disorder

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?