Double-Stranded DNA (dsDNA) Antibody, IgG by ELISA with Reflex to dsDNA Antibody, IgG by IFA
Ordering Recommendation
Secondary screening for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on ANA results.
Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.  
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Effective August 20, 2012
Test Number Components Reference Interval
 Double-​Stranded DNA (dsDNA) Antibody, IgG by ELISA None Detected.
2002693 Double-​Stranded DNA (dsDNA) Antibody, IgG by IFA (using Crithidia luciliae) Less than 1:10
Interpretive Data
Positivity for anti-double stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) IgG antibody is a diagnostic criterion of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Specimens are initially screened by enzyme-linked immunosorbent test (ELISA). All ELISA results reported as "detected" (positive) are confirmed by a highly specific IFA titer (Crithidia luciliae indirect fluorescent test [CLIFT]). Some patients with early or inactive SLE may be positive for anti-dsDNA IgG by ELISA but negative by CLIFT. If the patient is negative by CLIFT but positive by ELISA and clinical suspicion remains, consider antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing by IFA. Additional information and recommendations for testing may be found at  
If dsDNA IgG antibody is detected, the result will be confirmed by Double-Stranded DNA (dsDNA) Antibody, IgG by IFA (using Crithidia luciliae). Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
86225; if reflexed, add 86256
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050215Double-Stranded DNA (dsDNA) Ab IgG ELISA34187-5
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  • anti-DNA
  • Anti-dsDNA Antibody
  • Anti-Native DNA
  • Antibody to ds-DNA
  • Crithidia luciliae
  • DNA ds Ab
  • Double stranded DNA antibody
  • ds DNA Ab
  • ds-DNA
  • ds-DNA IgG
  • dsDNA reflex
  • dsDNA reflex panel
  • Native double-stranded DNA antibody