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Crithidia antibodies

General information

Used for the detection of antibodies that are specific for double stranded DNA

Specimen transport: At room temperature

Repeat frequency: At significant change of clinical symptoms, monitoring of treatment.

Special precautions: none

Laboratory information

Normal reference range: Negative

Volume and sample type: 7ml clotted blood

Method: Immunofluorescence

Turnaround time (calendar days from sample receipt to authorised result): Median - 6, 95th percentile - 13

Clinical information

Indications for the test: SLE

Factors affecting the test: None


Clinical workstation reference: not applicable reflex test


(Last updated October 7th 2014)