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DsDNA test



Are there other conditions besides lupus that could cause a strongly positive dsDNA along with a positive ANA? Is it possible that the dsDNA test could be positive like some normal people have a positive ANA or could it be caused by a short term infection in a normal healthy person?


If the test is done correctly, a strongly positive dsDNA indicates lupus. Unlike the ANA, a positive dsDNA is not found in otherwise healthy individuals

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Larry   Houk, MD Larry Houk, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Rheumatology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati