April 24, 2019
Before the diagnosis of lupus, doctors look at lab tests, symptom records, and history of the disease in the family. Of course, the process for diagnosing the disease can be a long and challenging one. One of the tests conducted is the antinuclear antibodies (ANA) test.
The ANA test is essential in lupus diagnosis as it provides insight into the immune system’s functioning by quantifying the presence of certain proteins in the blood.