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ID:90 Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) Ab
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DescriptionAnti-Glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibodies are directed against type IV collagen.
IndicationRapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Haemoptysis with haematuria. Used in the diagnosis and monitoring of Goodpasture's syndrome/anti-GBM disease.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationApproximately 10% of patients with rapidly progressive glomerular nephritis may also have an antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)- associated vasculitis such as Wegner’s granulomatosis and microscopic polyangitis.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol2 mL

Ref. Range (Male)<1
Ref. Range (Female) <1
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes1 AI and above is positive (AI = antibody index)
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 14/09/2018 14:28:13. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:28:13.