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Histone antibodies

Category Immunology
Test background

Histone antibodies have been reported in cases of drug-induced SLE. They are temporary and disappear within a few months after withdrawal of the inducing drug.

Clinicial Indications

Drug-induced SLE.

Reference range

Negative

Sample & container required RST (rust top)
Sample volume 5-10 mL (1 mL serum)
Turnaround time 28 days
Notes

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Protein Reference Unit, Sheffield