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Test Code BLOD0775 DNA Double-Stranded Antibody, IgG

Useful For

  • Evaluating patients with signs and symptoms consistent with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

  • Monitoring patients with documented SLE for flares in disease activity

Methodology

Enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoasay (EliA)

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Outpatient Services at North 19th

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Rejection: 

​1.  Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic samples will be rejected. 

2.  Repeatedly freezing and thawing samples can cause analyte deterioration. Thaw only once.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient <8 hours/Refrigerated <48 hours/Frozen >48 hours

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Ambient 8 hours
  Refrigerated 48 hours
  Frozen 30 days

 

Reference Values

Negative

 

<10.0 IU/mL (negative)

10.0-15.0 IU/mL (equivocal)

>15.0 IU/mL (positive)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

 

Turnaround Time: Same day as performed

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86225