Lupus Nephritis Diagnosis

Lupus Nephritis (LN) is an important clinical part of SLE ( systemic lupus erythenlatosus nephritis). In order to confirm a diagnosis of LN, your doctor will likely order a series tests for you. Tests used in diagnosing kidney problems incl

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Lupus Nephritis Diagnostic Tests

2014-05-21 01:51

Lupus Nephritis Diagnostic TestsLupus Nephritis (LN) is an important clinical part of SLE ( systemic lupus erythenlatosus nephritis). In order to confirm a diagnosis of LN, your doctor will likely order a series tests for you. Tests used in diagnosing kidney problems include urine test, blood test, ultrasound, kidney biopsy and son on.

Urine test

Urinary composition’s changes play a key role in diagnosing Lupus Nephritis, because patients with Lupus Nephritis have such symptoms as proteinuria, cylindruia, diminished glomerular filtration rate and impaired renal tubules function.

Blood test

As patients have red & white blood cells urine, blood test can measure abnormal red & white blood cells.

Ultrasound and Kidney biopsy

By imaging tests such as ultrasound and renal biopsy, we can see the immune complex deposit onto the renal glomerular epithelial cells. We can also judge lupus nephritis by the following inducement which can also help doctors get a systematic diagnosis.

Skin lupus band test (LBT)

The skin LBT has a high value to diagnose SLE. Especially when you have difficulty in diagnosing, skin LBT has a significant function.

Autoantibody tests

1. ANA (Anti Nuclear Antibody)

2. ANCA (Anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies)

3. AHA (Anti-histone antibody)

4. Other antibodies like Anti-SSA antibody and anti-SSB antibody.

Besides, the diagnosis of lupus nephritis should also begin with a medical history, physical exam and evaluation of symptoms. The mentioned above are the common tests which contribute to confirming cases. And these tests also can guide doctors how to treat it correctly. After diagnosing Lupus Nephritis, the next step is to have a timely and effective treatment. There are many unique and effective therapies in our hospital, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Blood Pollution, Hot Compress Therapy and so on. If you are a patient with Lupus Nephritis, you might do well to try these therapies.

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