M-type-phospholipase A2 receptor (Anti-PLA2R)
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.
|Sample & container 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|