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L. E. Cells Test Cost

Lupus Erythematosus (LE) cells are a characteristic diagnostic finding in patients suffering from an autoimmune disorder names Lupus. LE cells test is a special type of blood test which helps in determining the presence and amount of LE cells. Test results depend on number of cells found after studying the patient’s blood sample in a peculiar manner. This blood test is offered in specialized pathology labs having the required equipment and technology.

L. E. Cells Test Cost in Various Indian Cities
We have L. E. Cells Test price information in 55 cities.
CityAverage PriceStarting PricePrice Upto
AgraRs. 344.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 500.00
AllahabadRs. 400.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 600.00
BangaloreRs. 263.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 650.00
BharuchRs. 300.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 300.00
ChandigarhRs. 435.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 1300.00
ChennaiRs. 322.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 1000.00
CoimbatoreRs. 347.00Rs. 170.00Rs. 700.00
FaridabadRs. 257.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 320.00
GurgaonRs. 325.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 500.00
GuwahatiRs. 427.00Rs. 220.00Rs. 800.00
HooghlyRs. 227.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 350.00
HowrahRs. 412.00Rs. 375.00Rs. 450.00
HyderabadRs. 299.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 500.00
JaipurRs. 372.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 450.00
JodhpurRs. 292.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 600.00
KanpurRs. 306.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 500.00
KolkataRs. 321.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 600.00
KotaRs. 351.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 500.00
KurnoolRs. 240.00Rs. 130.00Rs. 350.00
LucknowRs. 470.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 650.00
MaduraiRs. 475.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 750.00
MohaliRs. 368.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 700.00
MumbaiRs. 464.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 800.00
NagpurRs. 420.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 1200.00
NashikRs. 762.00Rs. 300.00Rs. 1500.00
Navi MumbaiRs. 444.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 820.00
DelhiRs. 380.00Rs. 130.00Rs. 1450.00
NoidaRs. 316.00Rs. 180.00Rs. 450.00
PatnaRs. 473.00Rs. 180.00Rs. 1000.00
PondicherryRs. 313.00Rs. 95.00Rs. 400.00
PuneRs. 401.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 700.00
RaipurRs. 410.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 800.00
SecunderabadRs. 244.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 350.00
SiliguriRs. 248.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 430.00
SolapurRs. 548.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 900.00
SrikakulamRs. 400.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 550.00
SrinagarRs. 445.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 650.00
ThaneRs. 473.00Rs. 370.00Rs. 750.00
TirupatiRs. 312.00Rs. 250.00Rs. 400.00
VadodaraRs. 240.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 400.00
VaranasiRs. 406.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 650.00
VijayawadaRs. 560.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 1200.00
VisakhapatnamRs. 367.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 900.00

Lupus is an auto immune disorder in which the patient's body generates antibodies against its own organs and tissues. IgG antibodies generated against some of the body's own tissues, interact with white blood cells. This causes the nucleus of white blood cells to degenerate. This degenerated nucleus, along with portions of the white cells, are ingested by phagocytes which results in the formation of LE cells. Phagocytes are part of every person’s immune system which help in annihilating any potential threat to human body. Formation of LE cells is a pathological indication of underlying auto immune disorders.

Positive findings of LE test indicate presence of Lupus and negative findings rule out the condition completely. A venous blood sample is collected for the test. Labs offering histology services are equipped to perform this test. A smear is prepared out of the obtained blood sample which is later studied under a high resolution microscope.

To prepare the smear, a tiny amount of the patient’s blood sample is required. Blood is placed at one end of a microbiology slide. Using another slide the blood is smeared till it forms an even coat over the first slide. While preparing a smear, care needs to be taken to avoid formation of air bubbles. The smear is allowed to dry well before it is studied. The slide is retained in extremely sterile environment till the time it is studied.

A high resolution microscope is used to study the prepared slide. Finding over 10 LE cells over a span of 15 minutes of studying the smear is considered to be a positive finding. The speed with which the slide is to be moved during these 15 minutes is pre designated. Alternatively, the same procedure may be performed using a bone marrow sample. However, since this could be painful to the patient, bone marrow is used very rarely.

Other than Lupus, LE cells may also be detected in blood samples of patients suffering from disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, polyarteritis nodosa, dermatomyositis. Patients who are prescribed LE cells test should consult with a qualified hematologists before undergoing the procedure.

L. E. Cells Test FAQs
Q: What is Lupus Erythematosus?
A: It is an autoimmune disorder which is characterized by joint pain, fatigue, anemia, swelling and Raynaud's phenomenon. A 'butterfly rash' along the cheeks and nose is also seen.
Q: What are Lupus Erythematosus Cells?
A: These are cells found in the bone marrow of people affected with lupus in 50-75% cases. They are a type of white blood cell which has 'eaten' the nuclear material of another cell.
Q: How is an LE cell test done?
A: This test is performed on a blood sample subjected to further filtration and microscopic studies. Blood sample can be obtained either from a vein in the arm or bone marrow.
Q: Are LE cells seen in other diseases?
A: Some evidence of LE cells can be seen in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, polyarteritis nodosa, Hodgkin disease and persons taking medicines like hydralazine and phenylbutazone.
Q: What does the result of LE cell test indicate?
A: If the number of LE cells counted on the slide fall in the range of 2-30%, then this test is considered to be positive.