From Health Facts
Latest Edit: Hector 2014-03-21 (EDT)
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- Anti-ds antibody is a type of anti-DNA antibody, which itself is a subtype of the antinuclear antibodies (ANAs).
- Anti-DNA antibody is found in roughly 65% to 80% of patients with active SLE, and rarely in patients with other diseases.
- Low to intermediate levels of this antibody may be found in patients with other rheumatic diseases.
- Near-negative values can be seen in patients with dormant SLE.
- No fasting required.
- Factors which can cause increased levels
- Drugs:hydralazine and procainamide
- Factors which can cause decreased levels
- None noted
High levels indicate:
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Other autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatic fever
- Chronic hepatitis
- Infectious mononucleosis
- Biliary cirrhosis
- Pagana Kathleen D, Pagana Timothy J (2006) Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, Mosby.