I was wondering if anyone has a lab that runs the anti DS-DNA with a reference range of 0-9 and >9 as positive. I spoke with the lab rep that spoke directly to the lab tech, and the tech says the machine that runs this test doesn't go any higher than 10. A couple of years ago, the anti-DS DNA was run with values that could be >120. I don't know if this is true about 10 being the cap value. I have had numerous H 10 results for the anti-DS DNA, but had an 11 today. The Rheumatologist hadn't heard about the 10 as the cap for this lab test, but she wasn't sure if this was a new reference value. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INPUT ON THIS?
Addendum- The anti-DS DNA was a send out to Lab Corp (in San Francisco, California USA) http://www.thelupussite.com/forum/ar...p/t-79980.html
I hope something in that is helpful to you. I dont know what all you already looked at.
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