Testing for autoantibodies to total histones is useful for evaluating patients suspected of having drug-induced lupus erythematosus (LE). Such patients will usually have a positive test for histone autoantibodies and a negative test for autoantibodies to double stranded DNA (ds-DNA). Patients with idiopathic LE have positive tests for both types of
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
1 - 4 days
- Anti-Histone Antibody
- Autoantibodies to Histone
- Extractable Nuclear Antibody, Histone
- HISTONE ANTIBODY
Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.