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Antihistone Antibodies

SKU: 012518

$82.00

Product Description

**Note: All laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician. DHA Laboratory offers a patient direct program that partners you with an authorizing physician. If you have any additional questions regarding the availability of testing, please contact our laboratory by telephone or email.**

Histones are lysine-rich and arginine-rich basic proteins of eukaryotic cells which are found as complexes with DNA. Antibodies to histones are detected in approximately 30%- 60% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), however their presence in about 95% of patients with drug-induced lupus is more important diagnostically.

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