The anti-dsDNA test may be used to monitor disease activity in a person who
has been diagnosed with SLE. Those with SLE often have flare-ups where symptoms
worsen and then die down. Increased anti-dsDNA levels may be seen prior to and
during these flare-ups.
A very low level of anti-dsDNA is considered negative but does not exclude a diagnosis of SLE. Only about
50-60% of those with SLE will have anti-dsDNA. Low to moderate levels of the autoantibody may be seen with other autoimmune disorders, such as Sjögren syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD).
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