Tests to monitor response to treatment in SLE
What tests are useful to monitor response to treatment in SLE?
Urine studies that should be routinely followed include a urinalysis (dipstick and microscopic evaluation) to monitor for hematuria and proteinuria.
The urine protein should also be routinely quantified, because lack of improvement may be a sign of unresponsiveness.
Serum chemistries, kidney function, albumin, and immune serology (dS-DNA, complement components) should be assessed at every visit.