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Antinuclear
Antibodies

£69

Antinuclear antibodies are often present in an autoimmune response. This is a test to identify autoimmune disease, in particular lupus.

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Antinuclear Antibodies

About this test

Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are found in people whose immune system cannot distinguish between its own healthy cells and those of foreign invaders, giving rise to an immune attack on proteins in the nucleus of the body's own cells (hence 'antinuclear').

Antibodies that are directed against the body's own cells are referred to as auto-antibodies and the tendency of the immune system to attack its own body is called autoimmunity. The presence of antinuclear antibodies in the blood is an indicator of autoimmunity and this test is used to help investigate autoimmune disease.

The detection of antinuclear antibodies is most commonly seen in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, ANAs are also seen in other autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Antinuclear Antibodies blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Antinuclear Antibodies test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Antinuclear Antibodies test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Antinuclear Antibodies test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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