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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Information
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Antibody tests are a set of blood tests that check for specific antibodies to help clarify the diagnosis of lupus. They include:
These antibody tests are often positive in lupus and can provide support for a diagnosis if the clinical criteria are unclear or if the ANA test is negative but lupus is strongly suspected.
Anti-dsDNA tests can be repeated at intervals to monitor how the disease is progressing.
Current as of:
April 30, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineNancy Ann Shadick MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Current as of: April 30, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Nancy Ann Shadick MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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