Table 2

Eligibility criteria for controls

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
  • Self-reported as female

  • Age ≥18 and ≤75 years

  • No diagnosis of SLE, systemic sclerosis or other connective tissue disease

  • Self-reported as black or African American

  • Being a prisoner or institutionalised individual

  • Unwilling or unable to give informed consent

  • Current chronic infection or the development of any infection within the past 14 days, as reported by the participant

  • Current malignancy as reported by participant

  • Any physical, mental or other factors in the judgement of the PI will impact participant safety, privacy and data integrity

  • PI, Principal Investigator.