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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

ANTI – GBM

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

GIF

Synonyms:

Anti-GBM by IF; Anti-glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody; Antitubular Basement Membrane Antibody (TBM); GBM Antibody, Immunofluorescent; Goodpasture’s Antibody, Immunofluorescent; Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody by IF

CPT Codes:

83520 – Immunoassay, quantitative, NOS

Test Includes:

Circulating antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies and/ or antitubular basement membrane antibodies.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful in the diagnosis of anti-GBM antibody associated kidney diseases such as Goodpasture’s syndrome or rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis.

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Fairview-University Diagnostic Laboratories (Fairview Test: GBMELI)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 5 days, test performed Tuesday and Friday, routine. Monday – Friday for STATs. Results are reported within 24 hours.

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.4 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL (Minimum: 0.1 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL (Minimum: 0.4 mL) serum into a plastic screw-capped vial. Store and ship frozen.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Bacterial contamination; mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Elisa

References:

Fairview-University Diagnostic Laboratory June 2013



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