Serum Separator (SST/Gold) or
AHL False Bottom Plasma/Serum Transport tube
SST - spin
Red - spin and separate
Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days
Double Stranded DNA Antibody
Native DNA Antibody
AHL - Immunology; I
Days Set Up:
Mo - Fr
1 - 2 days
Collection/ Processing Details:
Antibodies to native, double-stranded DNA (anti-nDNA) are found in up to 60% of patients with SLE, in almost all cases of lupus nephritis, and can be found in rheumatic diseases. The titer of the anti-nDNA may decrease with successful therapy and increases in acute recurrence of the disease.
Screening performed at 1:10 dilution.
Titers performed - 1:20, 40, 80, 160, 320 and 640.