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LE Cells

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Definition

Lupus erythematosus (LE) cell test measures the presence of a special cell found mostly in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Purpose of test

The test is mainly used to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

About 50% to 75% of patients with lupus have a positive test.

Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and drug sensitivities (see drug-induced lupus erythematosus) also have a positive LE cell test.

Test Result Interpretation

No presence of LE cells is normal.

Preparation

No preparation required.

Turnaround time

Daily.

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