What is the role of laboratory testing in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus?: update

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What is the role of laboratory testing in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus?: update

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Title: What is the role of laboratory testing in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus?: update
Author: Null, Danette B.
Keywords: SOAP BRAIN MD
diagnostic criteria
Date: 2009-07
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 12(7): 12-13.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: An initial urinalysis, complete blood count with differential and platelet count, and antinuclear antibody (ANA) are appropriate for evaluating patients suspected of having systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Further testing should be based on initial laboratory findings and clinical features. (SOR C, based on a consensus panel guideline.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7504

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