Anti-dsDNA Ab (Crithidia)

Test Code: 38
CPT Codes: 86225
Methodology: IFA
Specimen Requirements: 1 mL serum, ambient, refrigerated or frozen
Turn Around Time: 2 – 4 Days
Special Instructions: None
Clinical Utilities: The crithidia IFA method couples a good sensitivity to high disease specificity and is one of the preferred methods for screening for the presence of anti-dsDNA.  The method detects the intermediate to high avidity anti-dsDNA antibodies.