Anti-DNA Antibody Test

Alternate Names

  • Antideoxyribonucleic Acid Antibodies
  • Antibody to Double-Stranded DNA
  • Anti-Double-Stranded DNA
  • Anti-ds-DNA
  • DNA Antibody
  • Native Double-Stranded DNA

Autoimmune diseases cause the body to attack itself, which leads to inflammation and results in damage to muscles, tissues, and organs. The body produces antibodies specific to each autoimmune disease; the antibody levels measured in your blood are then used by your doctor to diagnose the disease that is causing your symptoms. Anti-DNA antibody test is a blood test that is mainly used to diagnose SLE (systemic lupus erythmatosis) and to monitor your response to treatment.

There are two different anti-DNA antibody tests: Antibody to double-stranded DNA (anti-ds-DNA) is used most often to diagnose SLE, and Antibody against single-stranded DNA (anti-SS-DNA) is used to diagnose other autoimmune diseases such as mononucleosis, cirrhosis, and chronic hepatitis.

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robin

Posted 1 years ago
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My doctor said between 5 and 9 wasquestionablemine was a 7 it does not coincide with the values written on this page

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lexusdeb

Posted 1 months ago
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On my Anti DNA Native Doublestranded is <10 what does that mean? Do I have lupus?

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sue

Posted 19 days ago
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i\'m not sure if your test was the same as mine but 0-4 is normal, mine is 193 which is i big positive. single digit numbers such as 9 are considered positive and 7 reads equivocal but i don\'t know enough about lupus to understand the difference between a 7 and 193. is it related to the severity of the disease or length of time one has has it? sometimes, in my opinion, it\'s best to stay off the computer and listen to my doctor. this is hard to do because we all want to do what\'s best for our health but seeing this just makes me worry a lot more. i wish the best for you both.

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