ANA2 - Overview: Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: ANA2    
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluating patients suspected of having a systemic rheumatic disease

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Connective Tissue Disease Cascade (CTDC) in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Antinuclear Ab, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Antinuclear Antibody, Serum
ANA (order test ANA2)
ANA (Antinuclear Antibodies)
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA), HEp-2 substrate, Serum
FANA (Fluorescent Antinuclear Antibodies)
LE (Lupus Erythematosus) Prep