Collection Method


Kit Requirements

SST Serum

Turn Around Time

5 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


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.


  • Double Strand DNA (dsDNA)

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Common Conditions

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

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

Patient resources

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