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DNA Double-Stranded Antibody (anti-ds DNA)

Order Name DNA AB
Test Number: 5572000
Revision Date 07/12/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
DNA Double-Stranded Antibody (anti-ds DNA)
Chemiluminescence Assay 32677-7 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.5) Serum Clot Activator SST Frozen
Instructions Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Stability: Room Temperature 8hrs, Refrigerated:  48hrs,  Frozen:  30 days.  Transport Frozen
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri 
Expected TAT 1-3 Days  
Clinical Use Important autoantibody in SLE with a specificity of 95%. A sensitivity of over 70% in patient with active SLE. 
Notes Positive or borderline results are confirmed with DNA Crithidia Antibody IFA method.
Order Code: [5500825] DNA Crithidia Antibody IFA
Result Code: [5500825 ] DNA Crithidia AB IFA
LOINC: 34187-5
CPT Code(s) 86225 (if reflexed to confirmation 86255)
Lab Section Immunology - Serology