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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Anti- nuclear antibodies (ANA) / Connective tissue diseases screen
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
6 mls
Reference Ranges
Negative
Storage
4'C
Clinical notes
Diverse group of autoantibodies. Used in the investigation of connective tissue diseases such as SLE, Sjögrens syndrome, MCTD, systemic sclerosis, polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
Turn around time
7 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017