What you can expect

For an ANA test, a member of your health care team takes a sample of blood by inserting a needle into a vein in your arm. The blood sample is sent to a lab for analysis. You can return to your usual activities immediately.

Aug. 03, 2017
References
  1. Antinuclear antibodies (ANA). American College of Rheumatology. https://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Antinuclear-Antibodies-ANAhttp://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Diseases_And_Conditions/Antinuclear_Antibodies_%28ANA%29/. Accessed June 7, 2017.
  2. Bloch DB. Measurement and clinical significance of antinuclear antibodies. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed June 7, 2017.