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dsDNA Antibody by IFA, Crithidia luciliae, with Reflex to Titer
0.3 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Causes for Rejection
Bacterially contaminated samples
Used as an aid in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.
Certain drugs, including procainamide and hydralazine, may induce a lupus erythematosus-like disease. Patients with drug-induced LE may demonstrate ANA commonly directed against nuclear histones, although antibody to dsDNA has also been reported.
Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA)