Chromatin (Nucleosomal) Antibody
Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 hours

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 1-2 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description: Chromatin Antibody plays a central role in the autoimmune response in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Approximately 90% of patients with SLE have sera that will exhibit reactivity to nucleosomes. Chromatin antibodies may also be found in patients with autoimmune hepatitis and Sjogren's syndrome.