DNA Antibodies


Sunquest Code:DNA  
Epic Code:LAB3432Epic Name:DNA Double Stranded Antibodies
Synonyms:Double-Stranded DNA Antibodies; dsDNA Antibodies; Native DNA Antibodies; Anti-DNA Antibodies; DNA Binding
Methodology:FEIA (by ImmunoCAP)
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Test Includes:Quantitative results of circulating anti-dsDNA antibodies; assay is specific for IgG antibodies only.
Turnaround Time:Performed twice a week; results are reported within 4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed, lipemic or microbially contaminated specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

 

IU/mL

Negative

Less than 10

Equivocal

10-15

Positive

Greater than 15

 

 

Use:Aids confirmation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosis, monitors clinical course and response to treatments, especially in patients with nephritis.


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