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 Negative
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