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Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test

Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test


A blood test to help identify autoimmune disease, in particular lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 4 working days from sample receipt at lab
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test

Is it for you?

Do you have symptoms of lupus like a facial rash, fatigue, swollen joints and hair loss? Do you, (or a member of your family) already have an autoimmune condition like thyroid disease which raises your risk of another autoimmune disorder? Do you have dry eyes and mouth and think that you could have Sjögren's syndrome? If you want a test which will help in the diagnosis of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome, then this is the test for you.

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity (1 Biomarker)

From the expert

This venous blood test (which means that blood must be taken from a vein in your arm) can help in the diagnosis of a number of autoimmune conditions including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. A diagnosis is unlikely to be given from the presence of antibodies alone as antibodies can be raised even when a person has no evidence of disease. However, if you have symptoms, then this test can help confirm autoimmune disease. 

Autoimmune conditions arise when your immune system mistakes your body's own cells as "foreign" and starts attacking them. This test measures auto-antibodies which are attacking the the nucleus of the body's own cells.

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. 

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer


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Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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Questions? Let us help
Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

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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.