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The ANA test is used to detect antibodies to nuclear antigens.
Both males and females that are older than 80 years of age have a 50% incidence of low titer ANA. Various medications can induce a “lupoid” condition and elevated ANA titers. Usually, the titer decreases following removal of the drug.