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How are ana blood tests related to autoimmune disease?
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Pathology 49 years experience
One marker: Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) are one marker of auto-immune disease. There are sub-types of ANA that have specificity for different diseases. The antibodies may not be the casue of disease, but a marker of the disorder.
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