ANA Screen , IFA w/Reflex to Titer and Pattern, IFA
Also known as:
Antinuclear Antibody; Fluorescent Antinuclear Antibody; FANA
Why Get Tested?
To screen for certain autoimmune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), polymyosistis, and a number of others
When to Get Tested?
When your doctor thinks that you have symptoms of an autoimmune disorder
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
None needed; however, some drugs interfere with the test, so tell your doctor about any medications you are taking.