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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Anti-double stranded DNA autoantibodies, DNA binding, crithidia luciliae)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Tube type: SST

Special instructions
Time limit for add on = 2 days Interfering substances = none known

Minimum retesting interval:
Quantitative test should not be repeated within 30 days

Qualitative anti-dsDNA confirmation (crithidia luciliae immunofluorescence) may be added to positive quantitative results within 7 days, if clinically indicated. Contact Immunology 82 4737 if required. These samples will be sent to Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

Reference range


Turnaround Time
14 days

Department: Immunology

Clinical Application
Used in diagnosis and monitoring disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).


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