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Anti-nuclear Antibody (including centromere antibody)

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TestAnti-nuclear Antibody (including centromere antibody)
Common AbbreviationsANA
ProfileExtractable nuclear antigens (Ro52, Ro60, La, Sm, RNP, Scl70 and Jo-1), and dsDNA antibody performed if ANA positive or cytoplasmic antibody associated with connective tissue disease indicated.
Clinical IndicationAnti-nuclear antibodies can be associated with a multitude of connective tissue diseases and also liver associated diseases
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume5 ml
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability14 days
Turnaround Time7 days
Reference IntervalNegative or positive (titres and staining pattern).
LimitationsThe assay should not be performed on grossly haemolysed or grossly lipaemic samples.
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