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Histone antibodies

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.

Clinical Indications
Drug-induced SLE.

Reference Range

Sample Required
RST (rust top)

Sample Volume
5-10 mL (1 mL serum)

Turnaround Time
28 days


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

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