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Overview Brief

Anti ds- DNA Antibody Titres Test aids doctors to diagnose and treat Lupus.

What is the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test?

Anti ds- DNA Antibody Titres is also known as an anti-double-stranded DNA test. The test helps detect and measures autoantibodies or antinuclear antibodies that cause tissue and organ damage.

Why is the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test Suggested?

The Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres test is suggested when the patient tests positive in the ANA test and shows the following symptoms of lupus:

  • Joint pain.
  • Persistent fatigue.
  • Red rash across nose and cheeks.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Hair loss.
  • Inflammation in the vital organs of the body.

How is the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test Performed?

Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test is done at a registered lab.

  • An intravenous blood sample is collected.
  • The sample is tested for Anti ds-DNA Antibodies.

Nearly 60 to 85% of people test positive in the test. Therefore, the results of the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres test are very important.

What are the Parameters Measured in the Anti ds- DNA Antibody Titres Test?

Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres detects the presence of an abnormal amount of anti-DNA antibodies that mistakenly attack the healthy cells in the body.

Preparation before Performing the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test

Patient has to pre-schedule the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres test.

  • Follow the instructions of the lab technician.
  • Wear comfortable clothes with short sleeves.

Post-care after the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test

The Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres test does not require any post-procedure care.

  • Patients are advised to take sufficient rest after giving the sample if they are feeling lightheaded or giddy.
  • Report excess bleeding or pain to the doctor.

Sample Types in the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test

The Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test requires only one blood sample from the veins.

Side-effects of the Anti ds- DNA Antibody Titres Test

The Anti ds-DNA Antibody Titres Test have no major complications. However, the patient should notify the doctor if he or she experiences any of the following conditions:

  • Excessive bleeding.
  • Feeling dizzy.

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