The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is used as a primary test to help evaluate a person for autoimmune disorders that affect many tissues and organs throughout the body. Antinuclear antibodies are autoantibodies that bind to contents of the cell nucleus.
The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is used as a serological marker of autoimmune disease. Physicians will commonly order an ANA test when a patient shows signs and symptoms that are associated with a general autoimmune disorder. It is known that people with autoimmune disorders can have a variety of signs and symptoms that are vague and non-specific and that worsen and change over time. Through a simple blood test NutriPATH will assess the Anti-Nuclear Antibodies.
• Arthritis-like pain in one or more joints
• Skin sensitivity to light
• Hair loss
• Muscle pain
• Tingling in hands and feet