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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) Abs
CategoryImmunology
Code
GBM
Referral code
RHH
Test information
Positive in Goodpasture's syndrome/anti-GBM disease. A test to exclude the presence of these antibodies is currently in use.  Immunofluorescence of a renal biopsy is the suggested method of diagnosing anti-GBM disease in patients with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis.
Special requirements
Serum
Tube type
SST, Plain or Lithium Heparin
Gold, red and green top tubes
Assay frequency
Three times a week
TAT GP/Outpatient
up to 7 days. Urgent assay is available.
Referral lab
Immunology Russells Hall Hospital
Page last updated: 11 January 2022