Anti-dsDNA Ab by EIA

Test Code: 136
CPT Codes: 86225
Methodology: EIA
Specimen Requirements: 1 mL serum, ambient, refrigerated or frozen
Turn Around Time: 3 – 5 Days
Special Instructions: None
Clinical Utilities: Aids in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and related connective tissue diseases.  The EIA method can detect low to high avidity of anti-dsDNA antibodies.  It is specific for active SLE, but other autoimmune diseases such as Scleroderma, autoimmune hepatitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and Myasthenia gravis were positive for anti-dsDNA by EIA.