Lab Code : XIPA2
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.