Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - IFA - Pattern Identification on Hep-2 Cells | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

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The Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - IFA - Pattern Identification on Hep-2 Cells Without Titers is a critical test for diagnosing various autoimmune disorders. It identifies antibodies known as ANAs that are directed against the body's own cells, indicating an autoimmune response. This test, however, does not provide a titer or quantity of these antibodies.

Test Name Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - IFA - Pattern Identification on Hep-2 Cells Without Titers
Sample Type Blood
Preparations Required There is no special preparation required for this test.
Report Time 6 hours
Price ₹ 1500

Why is the Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - IFA - Pattern Identification on Hep-2 Cells Without Titers test done?

This test is typically done to aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren's syndrome, among others.

Do I need to fast for the Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - IFA - Pattern Identification on Hep-2 Cells Without Titers test?

No fasting is required for this test.

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Is there any specific preparation for this test?

No special preparation is required for the test. However, it is always advisable to inform your healthcare provider about any ongoing medications or dietary supplements you may be taking.

When should I get this test?

Your healthcare provider may order this test if you present with symptoms suggestive of an autoimmune disorder such as fatigue, joint pain, skin rashes, or unexplained fever.

What information does this test provide?

The ANA test detects the presence of autoantibodies that react against the body's own cells. While it does not provide a quantity (titer), the pattern of these antibodies can offer insights into the type of autoimmune disorder.

How often should I be tested?

This test is generally not performed repeatedly and is not a part of routine check-ups. It is typically done when there are specific signs or symptoms suggesting an autoimmune disease.

What are the normal values for this test?

Normally, ANAs should not be present in significant quantities in the blood. However, the interpretation of results depends on the reference range provided by the laboratory performing the test.

What precautions should I take?

No specific precautions are needed for the test itself. If the test results are positive, it's important to follow your healthcare provider's recommendations for further testing or treatment.

What factors can affect the level of Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - IFA - Pattern Identification on Hep-2 Cells Without Titers?

Certain factors, such as medications or viral infections, can affect the ANA levels. Some healthy individuals, particularly older individuals, may have low levels of ANAs in their blood without any associated autoimmune disease.

Which doctor should I consult if my test result comes back positive?

If your ANA test comes back positive, you should consult a rheumatologist. They specialize in diagnosing and treating autoimmune diseases.

Is this test sufficient for diagnosing an autoimmune disease?

While an ANA test can suggest the presence of an autoimmune disease, it is not sufficient for a definitive diagnosis. The presence of symptoms and the results of additional diagnostic tests are also necessary.

Can this test determine the severity of my condition?

The ANA test does not typically provide a measure of disease severity. Your healthcare provider will evaluate your condition based on your symptoms, the pattern of ANA, and other diagnostic tests.

Are elevated levels of Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - IFA - Pattern Identification on Hep-2 Cells Without Titers hereditary?

While certain autoimmune diseases can run in families, ANA levels themselves are not hereditary.

Can healthy individuals have abnormal ANA levels?

Yes, some healthy individuals may have low levels of ANAs in their blood, particularly as they get older. However, this alone does not confirm a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease.

How are the results of the ANA test interpreted?

A positive result indicates the presence of ANAs in the blood, which can suggest an autoimmune disease. However, the specific pattern of these antibodies can provide additional clues about the type of autoimmune disease.

Understanding your ANA status is a vital part of diagnosing and managing autoimmune diseases. If your test results are positive, it's important to discuss the results with your healthcare provider, who can guide you on the necessary next steps to effectively manage your health.

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