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Antihistone Antibodies Blood Test

An antihistone antibodies blood test is used to help in the diagnosis of drug-induced lupus erythematosus.

Sample Report

Test Code: 012518

CPT Code: 86235

Also Known As: Histone Autoantibodies

Methodology:

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 37056

CPT Code: 83516

Also Known As: Histone Autoantibodies

Methodology:

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Order an antihistone antibodies blood test to help in the diagnosis and monitoring of drug-induced lupus erythematosus. Histone antibodies are autoantibodies that are produced by a person's immune system from their histones. Histone autoantibodies are one several types of antinuclear antibodies, including a variety of auto-immune disorders and lupus. Drugs can stimulate histone antibodies' production in some people and can cause a type of lupus called drug-induced lupus erythematosus.

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