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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: The assay must be completed within 48 hours and therefore add-ons may not be reliable.

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 - 7

Clinical information

Indications for the test: SLE

Factors affecting the test: None



(Last updated August 22nd 2018)