Anti-Nuclear Ab (ANA)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB147
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   86038 with 86039 if positive
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Clinical Immunology
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/Serum Separator Tube/Gold Top
Availability Routine: Monday - Friday
Turnaround Time   1-3 Days
Reference Range Normal: Negative
Comments Antinuclear antibodies are detected using the immunofluorescent assay with the Hep2 cell line. Results are reported as positive if specific fluorescence is detected. The specific pattern(s) and respective titer are reported.  Patterns reported include those defined in the International Consensus on ANA Patterns (ICAP, Frontiers in Immunology. 2015; 6:412)

Reviewed by jcarr on November 30, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514