DNA DOUBLESTRANDED NATIVE ANTIBODY

Mnemonic

<b><span style='color:red'><u>DNADS</span></u></b>

Synonym

(Anti-dsDNA Antibody - DNA - dsDNA Antibody)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens and plasma

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Thur

Method

RIA

Referral Lab

Legacy Laboratory Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Up to 4.2 IU/mL

CPT Codes

86225

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:07 AM