#TriviaTuesday - What percentage of people with lupus test positive for ANA?

Lupus Research AllianceLupus Research Alliance Administrator admin
edited November 12 in Health and Wellbeing
What percentage of people with lupus test positive for ANA?

The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is commonly used to look for autoantibodies that attack components of your cells’ nucleus, or “command” center, triggering autoimmune disorders like lupus.  95% of people with lupus test positive for ANA, but a number of other, non-lupus causes can trigger a positive ANA, including infections and other autoimmune diseases. The ANA test simply provides another clue for making an accurate diagnosis.

Learn more about ANA testing here.
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