What is an Anti-DNA / Anti-ds DNA test?

This test is used to help diagnose lupus in a person who has a positive result on a test for antinuclear antibody (ANA) and has clinical signs and symptoms that suggest lupus.

Who should get this test?

This test is ordered when a person shows signs and symptoms that could be due to lupus and has had a positive ANA test. 

Some signs and symptoms of lupus include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Arthritis-like pain in one or more joints (but no or little joint damage)
  • Red rash that frequently resembles a butterfly across the nose and cheek areas (malar rash)
  • Low-grade fever
  • Persistent fatigue, weakness
  • Skin sensitivity to light
  • Hair and weight loss
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Inflammation and damage to organs and tissues, including the kidneys, lungs, heart, lining of the heart, central nervous system, and blood vessels

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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