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Lupus erythematosus cell test

lupus erythematosus cell test n.
A test for systemic lupus erythematosus in which characteristic lupus erythematosus cells are formed by incubation of blood or bone marrow of an affected individual or by the action of an affected individual’s serum on normal white blood cells. Also called LE cell test.


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