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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) Antibodies
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
6 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
For Urgent requests - please contact Immunology lab.
Reference Ranges
Normal < 20 u/mlElevated >= 20 u/ml
Storage
4'C
Discipline
Immunology
Clinical notes
Positive in Goodpastures syndrome. High titre anti-GBM responses may persist even in clinical remission and decrease slowly over several months. Co-existance of GMB antibodies and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic (ANCA) antibodies in patients with systemic vasculitis.
Turn around time
5 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017