ANTI NUCLEAR ANTIBODY / FACTOR (ANA / ANF), IFA (HEP-2) END POINT TITRE
ANA is useful in the diagnosis of patients with autoimmune diseases such as SLE, Mixed connective tissue disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Progressive systemic sclerosis and CREST syndrome. The incidence of low titre ANA positivity increases with age in normal individuals. Many drugs like Hydralazine and Procainamide may induce ANA production.
Overnight fasting is preferred.
Sample Daily by 11 am; Report Next Day