At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose and monitor lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE)
When to Get Tested?
When you have a positive ANA test and signs and symptoms associated with lupus, such as persistent fatigue and weakness, arthritis-like pain in one or more joints, a red rash resembling a butterfly across the nose and cheeks, and/or skin sensitivity to light; periodically when you have been diagnosed with lupus
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?