NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is used as a primary test to assist in evaluating autoimmune disorders. ANA is a group of autoantibodies produced by the immune system which may affect many tissues through the body and is used to help diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) along with other antibodies (Ab) testing. ANA Ab’s can cause organ damage as they are located in the nucleus of cells. ANAs may be used to help diagnose or rule out other autoimmune disorders, such as Sjögren syndrome, polymyositis, and scleroderma.
- Inflammatory pain
- Butterfly rash
- Persistent fatigue
- Swollen glands
- Hair loss
- Chest pain
- Skin disorders
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Raynaud phenomenon
- Hair loss
About the test kit:
- An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
- A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
- Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
- Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.
This test is a blood test kit. A test kit will be posted to you with full instructions including prepaid return postage to the laboratory. The following markers will be tested
- Anti-Nuclear Factor (ANA)
- Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
- a-CCP Abs
- Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA)
- Double-stranded DNA (dsDNA)
- Smooth Muscle Antibodies (SMA)
- Anti- Mitochondrial Antibodies (AMA)