Table 2

Relationship between EIA, CLIFT and hypocomplementemia with LN

>1 positive EIA resultOnly negative EIA results >1 positive CLIFT resultOnly negative CLIFT results
Patients with LN (n=100)60407228
Patients without LN (n=107)57506740
Low complements ever (%)53 (88%)26 (65%)64 (89%)15 (54%)
  • CLIFT, Crithidia luciliae immunofluorescence test; EIA, enzyme immunoassay; LN, lupus nephritis.