LE cell Test/ Lupus Test Indications :
Evaluate autoimmune diseases, Systemic Lupus erythrematous and in the diagnosis of “lupoid” hepatitis (Chronic active hepatitis).
SLE is a disease of protean clinical manifestations commonly with rash, arthralagia, fever, anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and hypocomplementemia. The patient’s serum should be studied for antinuclear antibody (ANA). The antibody may be IgG, IgA, or IgM specificity but is most commonly of IgG class.
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Test Method :
Blood cells are ruptured and nuclear material is released, which interacts with specific antibody by phagocytosis.
Related Tests :
Anti-DNA, Antinuclear Antibody, Scleroderma Antibody, Sjogren’s Antibodies, Smooth Muscle Antibody