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​Anti-Double Stranded DNA Antibodies

Other

Clinical Microbiology

Ordering Recommendations​ ​

  • Do NOT order this test for DNase-B antibody or Anti-DNase B​ ​

Specimen Requirements​ ​

Type​
  • ​Serum
  • Body Fluid (Cerebrospinal, Pericardial, Peritoneal, Pleural, Synovial)
​Container

Whole Blood

  • ​Preferred Collection Container: Red
  • Alternative Collection Container: Tiger (gel)

Body Fluid

​Required Volume

​Whole Blood

  • Optimal Volume: 4.0 mL
  • Pediatric Volume: 3.0 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)

Body Fluid

  • Optimal Volume: 1.0 mL (spun)
  • Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL (spun)

Serum (For Laboratory Use Only)

  • Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

​Stability/Storage

Body Fluid

  • Stable at room temperature for 1 hour
  • Greater than 1 hour, refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C prior to transport

Serum

  • ​Serum must be removed from cells or gel within 4 hours of collection
  • Stable up to 24 hours at 2°C to 8°C
  • Greater than 24 hours, aliquot must be frozen and stored at -20°C
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • ​Immunodiagnostics Laboratory, RUH
Results Reporting​
  • 10 days
​Methodology
  • ​Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
​Specimen Retention
  • ​1 month
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​Anti-native DNA
  • dsDNA Antibodies
  • Anti-dsDNA (double stranded Deoxyribonucleic Acid)
  • Anti-Double Stranded DNA Antibodies (ADNA)
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​DSDNA (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

​Forms Required

 

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-467 v2

Last Modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 |
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