Antinuclear Antibodies Direct (ANA)
The ANA test is ordered to help screen for autoimmune disorders.
The ANA test is ordered when a patient shows signs and symptoms that are associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or another autoimmune disorder. This is a qualitative test which means it reports positive or negative. This test reflexes to Quest 36209 ANA Titer and Pattern. Expect results back in 3-4 days, longer if reflex testing is undertaken. Preparation: No special preparation is needed.