Anti-DNA Antibody Test
- Antideoxyribonucleic Acid Antibodies
- Antibody to Double-Stranded DNA
- Anti-Double-Stranded DNA
- DNA Antibody
- Native Double-Stranded DNA
Autoimmune diseases cause the body to attack itself, which leads to inflammation and results in damage to muscles, tissues, and organs. The body produces antibodies specific to each autoimmune disease; the antibody levels measured in your blood are then used by your doctor to diagnose the disease that is causing your symptoms. Anti-DNA antibody test is a blood test that is mainly used to diagnose SLE (systemic lupus erythmatosis) and to monitor your response to treatment.
There are two different anti-DNA antibody tests: Antibody to double-stranded DNA (anti-ds-DNA) is used most often to diagnose SLE, and Antibody against single-stranded DNA (anti-SS-DNA) is used to diagnose other autoimmune diseases such as mononucleosis, cirrhosis, and chronic hepatitis.
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