Anti-DNase B Antibodies

Sunquest Code:ADNB  
Epic Code:LAB5858Epic Name:Anti Dnase B Antibody
Synonyms:Group A Streptococcal DNase B; DNase Antibody; Strep DNA B; Anti Dnase B Antibodies
Methodology:Rate nephelometry
CPT Code:86215
Turnaround Time:Performed once/week; results are reported the next day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:0.6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed serum. Sample not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours, centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 72 hours or freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature or on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:

188-240 U/mL

The anti-DNase B is slightly elevated

241-360 U/mL

The anti-DNase B is elevated

361-640 U/mL

The anti-DNase B is moderately elevated

>640 U/mL

The anti-DNase B is greatly elevated


A single Anti-DNase B analysis may not be meaningful due to the variability of values within the normal population. Both clinical and laboratory findings should be considered in reaching a diagnosis.


Use:To detect an immune response to group A streptococcal infections or complications.

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