Antibodies, Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane
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Goodpasture’s antibody, anti-GBM.
To assist in differentiating Goodpasture’s syndrome (an autoimmune disease) from renal dysfunction.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Lung or kidney tissue also may be submitted for testing. Refer to related biopsy studies for specimen-collection instructions.
(Method: Enzyme immunoassay) Less than 20 units/mL = negative.