LE Cells - Whole Blood

LE Cells - Whole Blood

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It is a test done to diagnose Systemic Lupus erythematosus which is an autoimmune disorder.

This Test Includes

LE Cells

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:LE Cells - Whole Blood Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

The test is performed when symptoms of Lupus appear. While these vary, the commonest symptom is the appearance of a very characteristic rash spread across the nose and cheeks that resembles a butterfly. In case of Systemic lupus, a number of other conditions appear in combination, including muscle and joint pain, fatigue, Raynaud phenomenon, etc.

What is this test

The Lupus Erythematosus (LE) cell test is a screening test performed to diagnose systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a chronic autoimmune disease.