Antinuclear Antibody

Autoimmune diseases cause the body to attack itself, which leads to inflammation and results in damage to muscles, tissues, and organs. The body produces antibodies specific to each autoimmune disease; the antibody levels measured in your blood are then used by your doctor to diagnose the disease that is causing your symptoms. ANA is a blood test that is mainly used to diagnose SLE (systemic lupus erythmatosis) and other autoimmune diseases. There are many ANA subtests, and each test is specific to a certain autoimmune disease. High ANA blood levels are also seen in people with cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, leukemia, and mononucleosis.


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