An antinuclear antibody (ANA) test measures the amount of antibodies in your blood that work against your own body (autoimmune reaction).
An ANA test is done to help identify problems with the immune system, such as:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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