Imperial Collage Healthcare

M-type-phospholipase A2 receptor (Anti-PLA2R)


Test Background
Anti-PLA2R antibodies is a highly specific antibody that occurs in up to 70%-75%  of primary membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) patients, and will provide an important diagnostic marker which will differentiate primary MGN form secondary MGN. This is important to determine as the therapeutic strategies are different for both diseases.


Reference Range

Negative (normal) Range  <14 RU/ml
Weak Positive Range        ≥14 to <20 RU/ml
Positive Range                 ≥20 RU/ml


Sample Required
RST (rust top)


Sample Volume
5 ML BLOOD


Transport/Storage
It is acceptable for serum samples to be sent by post as autoantibodies are stable for 2-3 days at room temperature.


Turnaround Time

14 DAYS


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