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.
- Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)