Anti Nuclear antibodies


Anti Nuclear antibodies

Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

Staining patterns are also reported with the titre except for Centromere and Nuclear Dot staining patterns which are reported as Positive or Negative. All positive results >1:160 have ds-DNA follow up test. Positive results >1:320 have ENA and ds-DNA follow up testing.

Sending address

Immunology Department
Level 4, Camelia Botnar Laboratories
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Laboratory service


Sample requirements

1 ml serum

Reference range

Postitive >1:160; Strong Positive 1:640

Turnaround time

8 days

Disease / group

SLE MCTD connective tissue disease


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required


The Clinical Immunology Laboratory at GOSH provides a dedicated paediatric immunology service, supported by an expert scientific and clinical team.

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