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Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test

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This is commonly used to help diagnose autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren's syndrome.

  • Biomarkers: 1
  • Turnaround: 6 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

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About the Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test

The ANA blood test, also known as Antinuclear Antibody test, is a test used to detect the presence of antinuclear antibodies in the blood. Antinuclear antibodies are autoantibodies that target the nuclei of cells in the body, including the nucleus of the body's own cells.

The ANA blood test is primarily used to help diagnose and monitor autoimmune diseases, which are conditions where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body`s own tissues and organs. The presence of antinuclear antibodies in the blood can be an indication of an autoimmune response.

1 Biomarker


    - Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)


    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:

    6 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Red flag symptoms for the Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of serious underlying illness. 

  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Drenching sweats during the night.
  • Persistent fevers.

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test.

There are no special instructions for this test. Just drink plenty of water to make the blood draw as easy as possible!

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

What does a positive ANA test result mean?

A positive ANA test result means that antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are present in the blood. However, it is important to note that a positive result does not provide a specific diagnosis of a particular autoimmune disease. ANA can be detected in various autoimmune and non-autoimmune conditions, as well as in some healthy individuals. The presence of ANA indicates an immune system response and suggests the need for further evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the positive result. Additional tests, clinical assessment, and medical history are necessary to identify a specific autoimmune disease or other potential causes of the positive ANA result.

Can a negative ANA test rule out autoimmune disease?

Not necessarily. While a negative ANA test result makes the likelihood of certain autoimmune diseases less probable, it does not definitively rule out all autoimmune conditions. Some autoimmune diseases may not produce detectable levels of ANA, or other specific autoantibodies may be involved. Therefore, a negative ANA test result does not exclude the possibility of an autoimmune disease entirely. Other clinical information, specific autoantibody tests, and medical evaluation are essential to make a comprehensive assessment for autoimmune diseases or other conditions that may be causing the individual`s symptoms.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.

This test is very important for two reasons

  1. Detecting Autoimmune Diseases: The primary purpose of the ANA test is to detect the presence of antinuclear antibodies in the blood. These antibodies target the nuclei of cells in the body, indicating an autoimmune response. The test is a useful screening tool to identify individuals who may have an autoimmune disease.
  2. Early Diagnosis: Early detection of autoimmune diseases is crucial for initiating timely treatment and preventing potential complications. Many autoimmune diseases have a wide range of symptoms that can be non-specific, making diagnosis challenging. The ANA test helps narrow down the possibilities and guide further diagnostic investigations.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

This test is very important if you suspect an autoimmune disease, such as:

  1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): A chronic autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs and tissues, causing a wide range of symptoms.
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): An autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the joints, causing inflammation and joint damage.
  3. Sjögren`s Syndrome: An autoimmune condition that mainly affects the salivary glands and tear glands, leading to dry mouth and dry eyes.
  4. Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma): An autoimmune disease characterized by the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues.
  5. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD): An overlap syndrome that combines features of different autoimmune disorders, including SLE, scleroderma, and polymyositis.
  6. Other Connective Tissue Diseases: The ANA test may also be used to help diagnose other connective tissue diseases, such as dermatomyositis and polymyositis.

    Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Abdominal swelling, Autoimmune function, Chronic fatigue, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Fever, Hair loss, Joint pain, Joint swelling, Muscle pain, and Weakness

Why blood tests are important.