Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)
Why It Is Done
An antinuclear antibodies (ANA) test is done to help identify problems with the immune system, such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
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|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine