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Histone Antibody

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Also known as: Histone Autoantibodies
Formal name: Antihistone Antibody
Related tests: ANA, Autoantibodies, Anti-dsDNA, Anti-ssDNA, Antichromatin Antibody, Anti-Sm Antibody

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help in the diagnosis and monitoring of drug-induced lupus erythematosus

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms associated with lupus that may be due to a drug that you are taking

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?