Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 11, 2019 @ 10:13 am

2600

dsDNA (Double Stranded DNA) Antibody

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • If the dsDNA Antibody is Positive, then the dsDNA AB Titer (Test# 2601) will be performed. Additional charges will apply.
    The reflex assay is only stable 2 days refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Heat inactivated
  • Lipemic Samples
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Particulate matter
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA)
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Reported:1-4 Day(s)
Positive results are confirmed with a titer the next testing day.
CPT Codes:
  • 86235
Interpretive Data:

dsDNA Ab Reference Range:
<30 IU/mL Negative
30-75 IU/mL Equivocal
>75 IU/mL Positive
Components:
  • 2600 - dsDNA ANTIBODY
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