Jan. 13, 2012

New Test Launched to Improve Accuracy of Lupus Diagnosis

A new test has been launched by Exagen to help physicians make a faster and more accurate diagnosis of lupus. The new test showed a high level of accuracy in improving diagnosis and measuring lupus disease activity.

Research funded by the Lupus Foundation of America has been instrumental in advancing this area of research and the development of this new technology. A previous study funded by the LFA evaluated this same biomarker panel for measuring disease activity in lupus. Lupus is a complex disease and it is unlikely that one blood test will serve all of the patients all of the time. However, this research suggests that a more refined way of looking for clues from the complement proteins might be an improvement over tests that are commonly used today. Read a summary of the LFA study here.

For more information, read the Exagen press release.

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