Understand Your Test


Formal Name


Anti-double-stranded DNA, IgG


Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose and monitor lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE).

When To Get Tested?

When you have a positive ANA test and signs and symptoms associated with lupus, such as persistent fatigue and weakness, arthritis-like pain in one or more joints, a red rash resembling a butterfly across the nose and cheeks, and/or skin sensitivity to light; periodically when you have been diagnosed with lupus.