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Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test
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.

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.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 4 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity (1 Biomarker)

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

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

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

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

What our customers say

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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.