Chromatin (Nucleosomal) Antibody Blood Test

Chromatin (Nucleosomal) Antibody Blood Test

Quick Overview

Useful in diagnosing SLE (systemic lupus erythmatosis). 

Test #34088


Availability: In stock


Fasting for 10-12 hours required. 

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

This test is primarily used to diagnose SLE and is useful to rule out rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, and polymyositis as the cause of your symptoms.  Some people that possess SLE will develop kidney inflammation. 

Common Symptoms of SLE:

  • Severe fatigue
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • headaches
  • "butterfly rash" that is located on the cheeks and nose
  • hair loss
  • anemia
  • blood clotting patterns
  • and Raynaud's Phenomenon which will cause fingers to turn white or blue when cold

Chromatin antibodies may also be found in patients with autoimmune hepatitis and Sjogren's syndrome.

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