Also known as: Anti-dsDNA; Antibody to ds-DNA; Native double-stranded DNA antibody; anti-DNA; Double stranded DNA antibody
Formal name: Anti-double-stranded DNA, IgG
Related tests: ANA, ENA Panel, Anti-Sm, Anti-RNP, Anti-Ro (SSA), Anti-La (SSB), Autoantibodies
Why should I do it?
To help diagnose and monitor systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
When should I do it?
When you have symptoms associated with SLE and a positive ANA test; periodically when you have been diagnosed with SLE
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?