ANCA (IFA Method)

ANCA- Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies are Autoantibodies created by the abnormal Immune System. Sometimes Antibodies are triggered against self-antigens of the body, such as neutrophils PROTEIN(Kind of white blood cells). ANCA IFA (Indirect Fluorescent Antibody) method is a primary test to examine antibodies in the blood sample to diagnose autoimmune disorders.
Test Code: 2836
₹ 3,000.00

ANCA – IFA Method:

Why ANCA - IFA test?


ANCA – IFA test method detects anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) in serum. These auto-antibodies are mainly IgG against an antigen in the cytoplasm of neutrophil granulocytes (and monocytes). This ANCA test and/or test for MPO and PR3 are ordered with signs and symptoms of systemic autoimmune vasculitis and inflammatory bowel disease. The clinical manifestations of systemic auto-immune vasculitis include Eyes- red, itchy eyes, pink eye (conjunctivitis), blurry vision, or/and loss of vision. Ears – hearing loss, Nose – runny nose, and upper respiratory symptoms, skin – rashes and/or granulomas, Lungs – cough and/or difficulty breathing, Kidneys – proteinuria. The clinical manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease include abdominal pain and cramps, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, fatigue, and some symptoms associated with joints, skin, bone, and other organ-related symptoms. Usually, this test is performed along with anti-saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA). This test is a differential diagnosis for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample taken from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.    

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