Anti-double stranded DNA antibody (Anti-ds DNA) is one of a group of autoantibodies called antinuclear antibodies (ANA). Normally, antibodies protect against infection, but autoantibodies are produced when a person's immune system fails to adequately distinguish between "self" and "non-self "
Anti-ds DNA specifically targets the gen...
Negative ≤20 IU/Ml
Positive >20 IU/Ml
When to get Tested
When there is s/of lupus ( Muscle pain, Arthritis-like pain in one or more joints , malar rash, Low-grade fever, Persistent fatigue, weakness, Inflammation and damage to organs and tissues, including the kidneys, lungs, heart, lining of the heart, central nervous system, and blood vessels)
When ANA test is positive
Primary biliary cirrhosis
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