Which standard lab tests are useful in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

Updated: Aug 04, 2021
  • Author: Christie M Bartels, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

Standard laboratory studies that are diagnostically useful when systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is suspected should include the following:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) with differential

  • Serum creatinine

  • Urinalysis with microscopy


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