Anti-Phospholipase A2 Receptor Antibody

The detection of autoantibodies against phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) is useful in the diagnosis of primary membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN). MGN is a chronic inflammatory disease of the renal glomeruli and is accompanied by a progressive reduction in kidney function.
Reference range: 

Negative / Positive

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Sample type and Volume required: 
Sample type and Volume required: Clotted (Gold top vacutainer) – 1 ml
Turnaround time: 
28 Days.
Special sample instructions: 

All tests are compromised by prolonged transit times. For this reason, date of bleed and date of postage must be provided with each request.

Storage and transport: 
Serum stored at 4°C should be sent by first class post.
Time limit for extra tests: 
10 Days.
Diagnostic Immunology and Allergy Department at King's College Hospital
General Enquiry : 020 3299 8752 / 020 3299 1171
King's College Hospital
Bessemer Wing - 1st Floor
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 09/08/2022