Which lab tests may be used 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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Other laboratory tests that may be used in the diagnosis of SLE are as follows:

  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or C-reactive protein (CRP)

  • Complement levels

  • Liver function tests

  • Creatine kinase assay

  • Spot protein/spot creatinine ratio


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