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Double Stranded DNA antibody assay

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TestDouble Stranded DNA antibody assay
Common AbbreviationsdsDNA
ProfileDouble stranded DNA antibodies are only performed if ANA is positive. Referred for Crithidia antibody if dsDNA assay is positive.
Clinical IndicationDouble stranded DNA antibodies are associated with SLE
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume5 ml
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability10 days
Turnaround Time7 days (turnaround time maybe longer if referred for confirmatory Crithidia test)
LaboratoryHull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 2JZ
Reference IntervalSee Service move to Hull 6/3/2023 document found in advice for requestor-Immunology
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