Overview of LE Cell Phenomenon
What is LE Cell Phenomenon?
Preparation for LE Cell Phenomenon
- No special preparation required
Why Get Tested for LE Cell Phenomenon?
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.
What Results of LE Cell Phenomenon mean?
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.