|Test||DNA DOUBLE-STRANDED (DS-DNA) ANTIBODY, SERUM|
|Description||Useful for evaluation of patients with suspected systemic rheumatic disease, especially systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).|
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped, plastic vial. If specimen will not arrive within 2 days of draw, send specimen FROZEN in plastic vial on dry ice.|
If positive, result will be titered to endpoint.
|Analytic Time||1 to 3 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday, Wednesday, Friday|
86256 DNA Titer if appropriate