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LE Cell Phenomenon

Interpreting Results

Overview of LE Cell Phenomenon

What is LE Cell Phenomenon?

The Lupus Erythematosus (LE) cell test is a screening test performed to diagnose systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a chronic autoimmune disease.

Why is LE Cell Phenomenon done?

The test is performed when symptoms of Lupus appear. While these vary, the commonest symptom is the appearance of a very characteristic rash spread across the nose and cheeks that resembles a butterfly. In case of Systemic lupus, a number of other conditions appear in combination, including muscle and joint pain, fatigue, Raynaud phenomenon, etc.

Preparation for LE Cell Phenomenon

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for LE Cell Phenomenon

The sample type collected for LE Cell Phenomenon is: Blood

Interpreting LE Cell Phenomenon results


The LE Cell test is considered positive if about 2% to 30% of neutrophil cells seen on the slide are LE cells. Positive result indicates Lupus erythematosus disease.

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About SRL Limited

For over a hundred years, human pathology has been one of the keystones of medicine and rightly so at SRL, we offer our patients world-class Pathology services because their well-being is of the utmost importance to us. Pathology is quite simply the scientific study of the overall response of your body to any foreign influence, i.e., disease. Actually, we use this knowledge to diagnose & subsequently treat your ailment. What we basically do is carefully compare the normal structure and function of a human body (anatomy and physiology) to the abnormal structure and function we witness in an unwell human. Doing this is the most crucial phase & we take note of even the minutest details while adjudging the extent of your ailment because one slip can lead to an incorrect diagnosis, posing serious threat to your health. Our experts ensure that they are extremely careful while analyzing the samples. This is where our advanced technology chips in. SRL is proud to host state-of-the-art equipments based on the latest technology for a speedy and accurate result. We do not take any chances whatsoever with your health & well-being. Avail our Pathology services with no hesitation. You are always in good hands with SRL.

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