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Double Stranded DNA Blood-SST (Test Code 6102)

Collection Method

SST Serum Blood Test

Turn Around Time

3-5 business days

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The anti-double stranded DNA test is used to help diagnose lupus in a person who has a positive result on a test for antinuclear antibody (ANA) and has clinical signs and symptoms that lupus is suspected.

Generally, as a primary assessment if a patient has a positive result on a test for antinuclear antibody (ANA) and has clinical signs and symptoms that suggest lupus. A physician will order a double stranded DNA to confirm this result or to monitor the improvement of the disease or flare-ups in a person who has already been diagnosed with lupus.

Common Conditions:

• Fever
• Fatigue
• Weakness
• Arthritis-like pain in one or more joints
• Rash
• Skin sensitivity to light
• Hair loss
• Muscle pain
• Inflammation
• Tingling in hands and feet

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Analytes

dsDNA

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