Initial labs to order to work up possible hemolytic anemia due to SLE

What are the Initial labs to order to work up possible hemolytic anemia due to SLE?

• Complete blood count with differential and peripheral smear (look for spherocytes versus schistocytes)

• Haptoglobin, bilirubin, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)

• Reticulocyte count

• Direct Coombs test

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