ANCA Blood Test

Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies, pANCA & cANCA


Test Code: 162388
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

ANCA Blood Test

This test is used to look for the presence of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies (ANCA).  ANCA's are a type of antibody that attack healthy white blood cells known as neutrophils in people with certain types of autoimmune disorders. The most common disorders associated with ANCA are Systemic Valculitis, which causes swelling and inflammation of the blood vessels, and Ulcerative Colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  The ANCA blood test looks for the two primary types of ANCAs, pANCA and cANCA, which are differentiated according to which type of proteins they attack.  Identifying which type of antibody is present can help a person's doctor determine what type of disorder they have and what the appropriate treatment will be.

The ANCA test is sometimes ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms such as red itchy eyes, blurred vision, hearing loss, runny nose, skin rash, cough, difficulty breathing, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, blood in the stool, fever, fatigue, and muscle or joint aches.  For a more comprehensive test which includes ANCA as well as several related measurements, please see our ANCA Panel

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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