Glomerular basement membrane Ab

Keywords: Glomerular basement membrane antibody

Specimen:

5 mL blood in plain tube.

Method:

Immunoassay.

Reference Interval:

Not detected.

Application:

Diagnosis of Goodpasture syndrome. Assessment of rapidly progressive Glomerulonephritis.

Interpretation:

Glomerular basement membrane antibodies are highly predictive of Goodpasture syndrome; the definitive diagnosis of Goodpasture syndrome requires renal biopsy with IF.

Reference:

Jindal, Kailash K. Kidney International - Supplement. Management of Glomerulonephrilis. 55 Supplement No. 70:S-33-S-40, June 1999.