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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
DsDNA Ab's
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
6 mls
Reference Ranges
Normal up to 20 IU/ml
Storage
4'C
Discipline
Immunology
Clinical notes
IgG autoantibodies to dsDNA routinely assayed on any serum with IgG ANA with titre more than 160. The presence is strongly suggestive of SLE, altough they are present in only 40-60% of patients with this disease. Levels may fluctuate with disease activity
Turn around time
14 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017