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Overview Brief

Anti ds-DNA Antibody test aids in the diagnosis and treatment of systemic lupus, erythematosus (SLE).

What is the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test?

Anti ds-DNA Antibody is a blood test to detect lupus. Anti ds-DNA Antibody detects and measures antinuclear antibodies, which affect the DNA and cause tissue and organ damage.

Why is the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test Suggested?

Anti ds-DNA Antibody test is suggested when the patient shows positive in the ANA test and displays the symptoms of lupus.

  • Joint inflammation.
  • Red rash across the nose and cheeks.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Inflammation in different organs of the body.

How is the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test Performed?

The Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test is performed at a registered pathology lab.

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

The results of the Anti ds-DNA Antibody test are vital to diagnosing lupus and other autoimmune diseases.

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

Anti ds-DNA Antibody test detects the presence of antinuclear antibodies or ANA, produced by the immunity system when it fails to distinguish between self and non-self cells.

Preparation Before Performing the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test

Patients have to pre-schedule the Anti ds-DNA Antibody test.

  • Follow instructions of the doctor about medications and food before the Anti ds-DNA Antibody test.
  • Follow the instructions of the lab technician during the test.
  • Wear comfortable clothes with short sleeves or no sleeves.

Post-care after Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test

Anti ds-DNA Antibody is a quick and safe test.

  • Rest after giving the sample for the Anti dsDNA Antibody test, if required.
  • Report discomfort or pain to the doctor.

Sample Types in the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test

The Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test is performed using only one blood sample.

Side Effects/Risks of the Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test

There are no serious risks of Anti ds-DNA Antibody Test. However, in rare cases, patients undergoing the test may experience the following:

  • Risk of excessive bleeding.
  • Feeling weak after giving the sample for Anti ds-DNA Antibody test.

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