The Anti-dsDNA test is used to aid in the diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and distinguish it from other autoimmune disorders. This test can also be used to monitor Lupus in people who have already been diagnosed with the disease.
This test is typically ordered as a follow up to a positive Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) test when the person is experiencing symptoms associated with Lupus.
Symptoms of Lupus may include but are not limited to:
Additional testing may be necessary for a definitive diagnosis.
Turnaround time for the Anti-dsDNA test is typically 2-3 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
The Anti-dsDNA test has no fasting requirements.
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