Diagnosis and disease monitoring
If your doctor feels that further testing is needed, you may have one or more of the following tests:
Checking for possible organ damage
As part of ongoing treatment for lupus, you may have a:
- Urinalysis to check for protein and cells, signs of possible kidney problems.
- Kidney biopsy, if your doctor sees signs of kidney inflammation. This test may help your doctor find the best treatment for you. Only a small number of people with lupus need a kidney biopsy.