Table 1

Summary of SLE-specific information at the time of sample collection

Factor% positive or average+SD
Physician’s global assessment (0–3)0.6+0.6 (range 0–2)
SLE Disease Activity Index1.9+2.5 (range 0–11)
On immunosuppressives36%
On hydroxychloroquine84%
On NSAIDs32%
On statins29%
Low C316%
Low C416%
On prednisone36%
On prednisone >10 mg 6%
Anti-dsDNA-positive24%
Lupus anticoagulant28%
Disease duration (years)10+7 (range 1–32)
  • dsDNA, double-stranded DNA; NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.