Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
No fasting required.
Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.
This blood test is used to detect antibodies to nuclear antigens. The antibodies may be present in higher than normal numbers in autoimmune disease. A positive Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) test result may suggest an autoimmune disorder such as systemic lupus or Hashimoto’s disease. However, the test may also be positive in people with allergies as well as in older populations without identified health problems.
An Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) is also known as a Sedimentation Rate (sed rate). An ESR is a blood test used to look for inflammation and tissue destruction. An elevated ESR is considered non-specific meaning it is not used for a specific diagnosis, but may indicate the presence of an underlying inflammatory process. This may be why an ESR is frequently done in combination with other testing.
ABO Grouping is the classification system used to determine blood types. This system is used because antibodies needed for testing are consistent and naturally present in the serum of those blood types. The potential blood types are: O positive, O negative, A positive, A negative, B positive, B negative, AB positive and AB negative. The universal donor is O negative. The universal recipient is AB positive.
This profile is used to evaluate the adrenal glands and hormone balance. In the event of adrenal exhaustion, underlying causes must be determined through additional lab testing and investigation into environmental and lifestyle factors; while also supporting the adrenals with nutritional protocols and lifestyle modifications.