Lupus Foundation of America helps develop tests for lupus
Exagen Diagnostics and GlaxoSmithKiine (GSK) have announced a collaborative effort to raise awareness of Exagen's Avise® laboratory tests which emphasizes of the importance of a timely diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as well as options for monitoring disease activity in patients already diagnosed with active SLE.
Research America, a Washington DC-based advocacy organization that focuses on health research, honored the Lupus Foundation of America last year for our leadership in lupus research, patient and professional education, and public awareness. Former vice-president Joe Biden praised the Foundation for helping to develop a lupus diagnostic.
Dr. Joseph Ahearn, Co-Director of the Lupus Center of Excellence and Chief Scientific Officer for Allegheny Singer Research Institute at Allegheny Health Network, also commended the Lupus Foundation of America for the invaluable support throughout, which helped the development of the tests.