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Anti-histone antibody
Lab code: HSTAB
 
Test Synonyms:
Anti-histone antibody
  NOTE: This test is performed at an external reference lab.
Lab:
Chemistry (Sendouts)
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Gold 5 ml
Result Time:
3-5 days   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Testing for autoantibodies to histones may be useful for evaluating patients suspected of having drug-induced lupus erythematosus. Such patients will usually have a positive test for histone autoantibodies and a negative test for autoantibodies to double stranded DNA.