I had the anti-DNA ds...(ds - double strand) Mine was a 144. Maybe search online for the lab your doctor uses. This is from LabCorp...
* Negative: 0-99 units/mL
* Equivocal: 100-120 units/mL
* Positive: >120 units/mL
Specific assay for confirming the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Low antibody levels may be found in other connective tissue diseases.
Multiplex bead flow cytometry
This standard dsDNA detects both low- and high-affinity antibodies, providing a very sensitive test for diagnostic purposes... however, it is less predictive for severe nephritis, which is associated with the presence of high-affinity antibodies.
Antibodies to DNA, either single- or double-stranded, are found primarily in systemic lupus erythematosus, and are important, but not necessary or sufficient for diagnosing that condition. Such antibodies are present in 80% to 90% of SLE cases. They are also present in smaller fractions of patients with other rheumatic disorders, and in chronic active hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis, and biliary cirrhosis.
In the past, it was considered unnecessary to test for anti-DNA in patients with a negative test for antinuclear antibodies. A group of “ANA-negative lupus” patients has been described with anti-ssDNA and anti-SS-A/Ro and anti-SS-B/La. However, HEp-2 substrate is much more sensitive than frozen section substrates, and it is uncommon for anti-SS-A/Ro to be negative with these newer substrates.
I have Lupus. So *^#@! what.