Antichromatin antibodies

Alphabetical Test listing

Antichromatin antibodies-994

  
Antichromatin antibodies
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Antibodies to LE cell
  

Help to diagnose drug-induced lupus (DIL) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Antibodies to both chromatin and histones have been found in patients with procainamide-induced lupus; however, patients with lupus induced by drugs such as quinidine, penicillamine, methyldopa, and acebutolol have antibodies to chromatin but not antihistone. Antichromatin antibodies are found in 50% to 90% of SLE patients and have been linked with proteinuria in SLE patients.

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL; NOTE: This volume does NOT allow for repeat testing.
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  

Spin and separate

  
  

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

  
  • Hemolysis
  
LabCorp Burlington (012580): R-NX
  
Mo - Sa
  
1 - 3 days
  

Multiplex flow immunoassay

  

0.0 - 0.9 AI

  
86235
  
Result 51775-5
  
06/03/2019
  
06/03/2019