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Biomarkers for lupus diagnosis and disease activity

Lupus Foundation of America

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Dr. Michael Ward, an investigator with the intramural research program for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, reviews how biomarkers are used to diagnose lupus and monitor disease activity. Validated biomarkers are essential to having the tools needed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, develop screening tests for the disease, and speed development and approval of new, safe and more tolerable therapies for lupus.