Test Directory

Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody

Containers - Adult

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Sarstedt Monovette Serum Gel Tube (Brown Cap)
Volume Range

4.9mls

Additive per Container

​Gel

Containers - Child

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Teklab Small White Cap
Volume Range

​Minimum 1ml

Additive per Container

​None

Reference ranges

Normal 0-6.9 U/ml

Positive >6.9 U/ml

Laboratory Site

RIE
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 536 1000

How to request

​Trak, ICE, Clinical Immunology request form.

Availability

Normal working hours 8.00am-5pm Mon-Fri.

Anticipated turnaround

Urgent same day/next day service available. Sample must be received in the lab by 1pm Mon and Fri. Prior notice must be given before a sample is sent.
 
Non urgent samples 1 week (5 working days) turnaround time.

What happens if the result is positive or abnormal

Reviewed and authorised by Consultant Immunologist. If 'new' positive the result is telephoned to the requestor.

General additional information

​Diagnosis of Goodpasture's Syndrome

Anti-GBM antibodies are found in the sera of the majority (>90%) of patients with Goodpasture's syndrome. The diagnosis must be confirmed by renal biopsy. They are also occasionally found in ANCA-associated disease, usually with MPO-ANCA but very rarely with PR3-ANCA.