Aids in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Mon, Wed, Fri
Serum separator tube.
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Urine or plasma. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, severely hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
|19 Units or less||Negative|
|20-60 Units||Moderate Positive|
|61 Units or greater||Strong Positive|
The presence of anti-chromatin antibodies may be useful in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or drug-induced lupus (DIL) and have been reported to be predictive of lupus nephritis, especially when antibody levels are high.
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2005288||Chromatin Antibody, IgG||32580-3|
- Chromatin Antibodies
- chromatin IgG Ab
- LE-Cell Factor